"I started painting as a hobby when a friend and I decided to do a beginners' watercolour course... and I got hooked ! I went on to explore other media, and am currently enjoying the diversity offered by watercolour, pastel, and acrylic. I love the challenge of the effect of light on a subject ... the delicate transparency of flower petals; the texture of juicy fruit good enough to eat; skies, water or woodlands that shine with the season. I am very much a beginner. And my next challenge ? .. I am trying mixed media, texture and collage. Being in the Art Group keeps me inspired to find time to paint"