Self-taught and still learning. Since being given some watercolour paints a few years ago, it revived my interest in painting. Now retired, I particularly like to indulge my time in portraits, landscapes and seascapes. Charcoal sketches of family is a particular favourite. Mediums I have used include watercolour, charcoal, soft pastels and more recently oil paints (water miscible oils). Venturing more and more into PleinAir to experience painting from life. Art, for me, provides a kind of therapy that instills peace and calm with a little creativity. I tend to treat each new painting as a challenge, to learn a new skill or just experiment.