I was not good at art at school, dropped it as soon as I could and did not paint again until I started evening classes at the local high school, learning to paint abstracts in acrylic. I got hooked, and now I am retired I attend a weekly class at a private institution, and also have more time to paint at home. Am trying to improve semi-abstract landscapes, in either acrylic or oils. I check into POL regularly as I get so much inspiration. I live in ChCh, New Zealand.