I have been interested in art and design from as long as I can remember. As a child I would copy my fathers’ drawings before going onto creating my own work. I very nearly went to college to study design but in the end chose a different career path. However, being in full time work meant there was little time for creating art and hence I became a “Leisure” artist.
I do find that not only is drawing and painting extremely enjoyable it is also very therapeutic. I love learning new techniques and using different mediums and currently work in pencil, charcoal, pastel, watercolour, acrylic, oil and collage. I particularly like drawing and painting animals, portraits and life but I get great pleasure from drawing and painting any subject.
There are many art groups and societies in the area and I have found these very useful in helping develop my artistic abilities and hope to continue to learn throughout my lifetime. I have recently joined Artempo and through group discussions have found inspiration and support.