I've been painting (acrylics) for about 10 years, after going on a painting day with my mother. I guess I've always been creative (it's in the family genes), not always with paint. Over the decade it started mainly with pet portraits, as word got around my workplace that my stuff wasn't too bad.. and in Dec 2018 I took the plunge and packed in the office job. I now paint for part of my income and do gardening for the other part. I'm always stony broke but I couldn't be happier!