I am a self taught artist. I started by having a go at watercolour painting 3 years ago after retiring early from working in an office. Over the last year I have started to paint mainly with water-mixable oils as I find it more convenient than standard oils, I find them to be quite versatile. I particularly enjoy impressionist and Fine Art landscapes. I also like the Dutch Masters and Rembrandt. I like painting animals as I enjoy the challenge of trying to capture the essence of the animal. I think my style would probably be deemed quite conventional. My main passion is listening to classical music. I always find music to be inspiring and when I am getting into a painting I usually have a musical theme in my mind. At some stage I hope to have a go at Acrylics although I am enjoying experimenting with the Water-mixable oils for now.