If you were to live to 200 what would you do? It is unlikely you would spend 180 years of your adult life doing the same thing. People sometimes say live each day as it though it were your last. This is wildly impractical advice.If you knew you were going to die tomorrow, apart from crying, or trying to  make a last-minute pact with God, you might well throw a wild party  to say goodbye to as many people as possible and give away all your possessions. It is unlikely that you would do any work.

It is far more useful to assume that you are going to live to 200 and, who knows, maybe it will be possible.Working as an artist is my fourth career. My first was as a financial journalist; my second was as a Civil Servant working in the Home Office; my third was a business consultant and now I paint things; photograph things and make things you could call sculptures.

Other things you might want to know about me. I live in Hastings.  I have completed an MA in Fine Art at the University of Brighton, see my CV.  My daughter Sophia McDougall is a novelist and wrote the Romanitas trilogy  Mars Evacuees and Space Hostages. I also have two sons Henry and Jack. They are amazing too. Jack is a musician singing under the name of Jack Darke.






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