On retiring as a pharmacist in 2000, I was inspired to start art lessons with Estelle Hartley. Being a complete novice I found a new world opening up to me as I was guided through the magic of oils, acrylics and watercolour. I love colour. This is my inspiration. I prefer the more impressionistic approach and when painting am enthralled by what the painting dictates as I go along. My favourite quotation is by Edgar Whitney: 'Exactly right, is all wrong.'
I like the idea that artists create, they don't imitate. I have my new signatures...more