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I have recently returned to painting after a 40 year gap. I did O level then half an A level in art ,followed by a bit of oil painting ,printing and ceramics as part of a primary teaching course but haven't touched it since. Three years ago I was bought a sketch book and pencils while on holiday and as I began drawing again was overcome with emotion and regret at having abandoned something so urgent in me.. I am now continuing to develop my drawing and watercolour painting which is completely new to me but so exciting. I am virtually self taught and have devoured books, articles and videos alongside endless practice and some online tuition Recently retired from teaching, I have time available to explore and expand my techniques. Slowly building confidence, I have submitted work to exhibitions and competitions with success and winning several prizes My favourite medium is watercolour but I enjoy mark making with anything … almost!
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