I have always been creative, making my own clothes from an early age. I started painting about 25 years ago and then took more lessons after I retired. I love to experiment with all kinds of art media and am fascinated by colour. I have worked with mosaics, fabrics, wool, embroidery, ceramics, oil paints, watercolours and pastels. Painting however is always an exciting challenge. I love watercolour and experimenting with different effects. So painting on silk has become a favourite as the colours can be so vibrant. I find oil painting a lot easier and enjoy manipulating the paint to achieve acceptable results.