I am 83 years of age and I am a self taught artist. I have been painting with soft pastels for the last 35 years.
Although I have at times dabbled with oils and watercolour and acrylics, I love the immediate and often dramatic effects the pastels allow me to achieve.
I am inspired by the natural world around me and adore trees in particular. So I draw my inspiration from the beauty of nature and the drama of the changing seasons. I feel that if one truly loves one’s subject, it will be a delight to capture this in one’s work. This joyful and emotional involvement will hopefully be evident and find expression in the resulting painting.