I have always loved drawing and painting and can remember when /I was about 9 or 10 writing stories and illustrating them, though unfortunately they were never published. At school I got distinction in Art at '0' Level and went on to spend 18 months wasting my time at Twickenham Art School until my father insisted I trained for a "proper job". Reluctantly I went to secretarial college and surprised myself by quite enjoying it. With hindsight I know I much prefer keeping art as a hobby.
Over the next 25 years I was preoccupied with bringing up a large family and working part time as a medical secretary. It is only in the last 20 years or so that I have been able to spend more time painting. I enjoy most media watercolour for flowers and landscapes, acrylic also for landscapes and oil for portraits. Life drawing I also love and keep telling myself I must go to more life classes, the flesh is weak I am afraid ! My real love is portraits and I have had several commissions, I usually do preliminary sketches following up in the studio with photos. I am currently Programme Secretary for Virginia Water Art Society and having done it for several years (and thoroughly enjoyed it) I am hoping someone will volunteer to take over next year! Any Offers?