I have drawn and painted as long as I can remember and have continued to, apart from break when my son was young. In 1968 I was introduced to oil painting when I signed up for “A” level painting and the history of art. I immediately fell in love with the luscious paint and it remains my favourite medium to this day, although I’m not afraid to have a go at any medium and have had some success with my pastels. Along the way I have won a number of prizes for my work, mostly local and regional awards of which no one has ever heard of! Growing up close to the sea in Devon l learnt to love it in all its moods. I remain inspired by boats and harbours and all things marine. I love painting en Plein air although I’m too slow....apparently, although I prefer not to paint on my own.