Painting has been my passion for well over forty years. I have had no formal art tuition but have been encouraged and helped over the years by doing informal courses and workshops, which continue to this day.
I particularly love Impressionism, and paint in this genre a lot of the time when producing landscapes and seascapes. Still life needs to be a bit more realistic I think, though I do incorporate some Impressionism particularly when defining texture. Having grown up In Australia I have a great love of “the bush” and I never tire of painting landscapes with eucalyptus trees.
Now that I’m retired I am lucky enough to be able to indulge the urge to paint as often and for as long as I wish, though output does vary. Sometimes it can be just one picture a week, sometimes many more. I’m happy to work on my own but do enjoy meeting and working alongside like-minded people as such a lot can be gained from seeing others at work and from swapping ideas, techniques, and encouragement.