I spent 29 years as a Royal Navy Officer, then 16 years as a golf club manager/secretary. In all that time I only did sketching in pencil/pen and ink.
On retirement my family purchased for a full watercolour set and that started my love for that medium which has remained with me all that time. I went to classes to learn about the basics.
I find it the most exciting of painting mediums as at times it seems to have a mind of its own, and I love the transparency and the possibility to paint in a loose style.