I began painting after a bout of depression, joining an evening class at a local school. The best thing I could have done, apart from learning about watercolour and how to produce a painting, the company of like minded people was a real tonic. I have since tried oils, acrylics, pastels but prefer colour pencil and watercolour. As I enjoy gardening I started to paint flowers , plants and trees. Some years later I completed the SBA Distant Learning Diploma Course. Still working full time as an Accounts Manager I enjoy the contrast of painting and drawing whenever I get chance. I take a sketchbook whenever I travel and this year I want to concentrate on Pen and Wash / watercolour , I hope this will add a different style and interest to my sketchbook.