I was born in North Yorkshire and attended The Middlesbrough College of Art at the age of 15 studying fashion drawing and design. I have always loved painting and drawing, mostly watercolours but more recently working in mixed media. I am now in my 70s and living in North Nottingham where I still continue to paint and hope to do so for many years to come. My favourite subjects to paint are birds, flowers and wildlife. I still have many things to learn from art and since joining POL I have had lots of encouragement and advice from some very talented artists, thank you everyone.