I am a self-taught artist in that I have not been to college to study art but have taken many workshops in the last 12 years along with being an avid reader of The Artist and Leisure Painter magazine along with the many books on art I have accumulated. I have retired from my job as a laboratory technician and hope to spend more time painting. I love to paint outdoors whether in my sketch books or using a full watercolour or oil easel set-up. I love the challenge along with the feeling of being close to nature. I also love to paint animals, flowers or really any subject that catches my eye and inspires me.