I paint in watercolour, acrylic,oil and mixed media. My method varies according to the subject and how I feel about it at the time. I usually follow my first thoughts without deliberating too much, keeping an open mind and feeling free to change direction as I paint. Ideas come from my surroundings, travels, daily things, thoughts and imagination. One idea always produces another and I like to push the boundaries with all work and media, often producing a series of paintings based on the same subject but attacked in different ways. My sketchbooks are always with me, recording something every day usually in pen and watercolour, the penwork being spontaneous and an immediate reaction to whatever is in front of me or in my thoughts. Colour and design has always been an inspiration. My training was in Art and Design then specialising in fashion and textile design.