I am recently retired. I worked for many years as a railway guard. I did well at Art in school, but life took me in different directions. I gained an OCN in design through evening classes. Then studied advanced courses in Photoshop and Illustrator. As a hobby I designed graphics for the craft market. I wanted to return to paint and canvas but working shifts and living in a rural area I had little opportunity to attend classes. In 2016 I signed up with an online school and it was life changing, painting took over my world.