I am self taught. I picked up my brushes again after 25 years about 16 years ago. I paint to relax - sometimes the picture works,sometimes it doesn't but every time I learn something. I would love to paint all the time but as a carer that's not on! I go to an Art Group each week called the Lost Art Group - we are a self help group! I work in watercolour acrylics or pen and ink when out and about.