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I always wondered if I could paint in watercolour after having had no formal training. In 1994 I decided to attend a local authority night class. I came home with my first attempts at drawing and we all laughed. In 1996 I joined Cartmel Art Society, mainly because they wanted a Secretary. When the Exhibition was due one of the older members encouraged me to put a painting in for sale. When I went to show him what I had put in I nearly went through the roof - it had a red dot (sold!) To think someone parted with their hard earned money to buy something I had painted was elating. I have since been on many courses with Judith Milne, Helen Schofield, Eric Gleave, Louis Morton, Ann Blockley, Kate Bentley, and latterly Janette Phillips to mention but a few. I love our Art Society, we have many workshops and I have made so many friends of like minds.
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Art was the only school subject I was successful at and went on to study Graphic Design at Sheffield College of Art, Jacob Kramer Leeds and Birmingham Polytechnic.
I first worked in freelance illustration. Then I changed course and trained as a teacher, preferring early years.
After early retirement I began drawing and painting for relaxation, beginning in pen and ink and more recently in acrylics. I enjoy colour, and am inspired by landscapes and seascapes.