I have been interested about painting and colours since a child. After marriage and children I was lucky to attend adult paintings classes which helped me get totally ‘hooked’. I find colour very exciting and love to experiment with various mediums and textures.
After many years I was encouraged to join some local Art Groups. More opportunity was opened for me and I made lots of new friends, who gave help and encouragement. I continue to attend courses and workshops from local professional artists who give me lots of help, advise and introduction to new media and skills.
I have been on some fantastic painting holidays and I’m lucky enough to of travelled quite widely, so I have plenty of material just waiting for my brushes.
I’m constantly searching for new subjects in my sketch books, photos and whilst out and about – all the time experimenting and trying different mediums. I let my mind wander, loose track of time, with my brushes, paint, paper, pastels, inks – and transport myself back to those travels or scenes.
I get a great thrill from painting and hope to bring what I see and remember, into an exciting picture for others to enjoy.
Sally Pestridge has her own website here.