70 year old, retired sales manager. Always wanted to paint but there just never seemed to be the time, between racing Husky sled dogs, doing up run down homes I have purchased over the years and going to work. So not been painting long, less than a year. Very much a self taught beginner, but thankfully now with time on my hands to enjoy the experience. I also like reading, canoeing, wildlife photography, walking and the countryside in general.