I am a watercolourist first and foremost as I love the qualities of the medium, its riskiness and unpredictability. I started painting about 8 years ago and it has now become an integral part of my life. Hopefully, I will continue to paint into my dotage as I am given to understand that you can easily balance a drawing board on a zimmer frame! I enjoy painting a variety of subjects from portraits to still life and coastal scenes to landscapes - whatever takes my fancy at that moment. I also enjoy pen and wash, which I have been exploring more and more recently. I like to try to paint in a loose and colourful way and I am always working on ways to perfect that style. I do so wish I had taken up painting when I was much younger!