I started painting about 13 years ago when my children left home. I began with watercolour cards and have a love hate relationship with the medium. I am much more at home with oils and pastels and am particularly fond of portraits whether people or animals. I try very hard to learn from each painting and then use these new ideas techniques etc on my following projects. As a result I try to make each painting slightly better than the previous one and enjoy the continual challenge of learning.