I'm an amateur artist who likes to paint as a way to de-stress and unwind. A number of years ago, I did an online Diploma in Painting and Drawing with London Art College, which was the start of my love of painting. I've tried all the different mediums, but my favourite medium is oil. I particularly enjoy oil portraits and painting scenes of people using a palette knife. Being a full time French teacher, I don't paint as often as I would like. I've got a lot to learn about painting, but my goal is to keep improving. I was delighted (and surprised!) when my oil painting "Seaside Snooze" won a prize in the 2020 TALP Open Art Competition.