I have drawn on and off since school, but only took up oil painting a couple of years ago. Really love it and welcome constructive criticism in order to improve. I did dabble in pen and ink and pastels about 30 years ago, but life got in the way. Did an evening art class at Stroud College last year which was really good and tried some new things like printing. I'm now happily experimenting with different mediums. The main subjects I mainly like painting are landscapes and animals, but happy to try most subjects. I’ve also been a keen amateur photographer for many years and so tend to paint from my own photographs. Having recently retired, I have just moved from Gloucestershire to the Scottish Highlands so looking forward to getting out and about to get lots of practice in with the fabulous landscapes once all the boxes are empty!