In 1990 I took up painting. As with so many amateur painters i started with water colours and visited a number of evening classes. Since then I have tried many media and am currently struggling with water-soluble oils. I find satisfaction in all the different media I have tried so far, (perhaps with the exceptiion of acrylics which do not seem to suit me at all), but am back to water colours for a brief course this autumn. I live in Germany, ( the Mangfall is my local river) but travel a lot and try to use my holiday impressions in paintings.