Aberdeen Scotland, United Kingdom
I have been interested in art since I was a child but started seriously over 20 years ago, attending part time College art classes for a few years and eventually as a full time student in fine art. Because of home circumstances I was then forced into giving up for 9 years but resumed my interest by going back to part time classes. 5 years ago I started an art group for older people in a Charity premises who wanted to learn basics which ran for 3 years. Two years ago I had the opportunity to start an art class at our local Community centre one day a week as a voluntary tutor for beginners which again is composed of older people as my First class had ended. I have been amazed at their attendance and the creativeness which they are all showing. During all these years I have been , in the past, a member of various art groups. I enjoy doing art competitions which gives me the opportunity of challenging myself and learning new skills at the same time.