My passion for art has always been there and at the age of 50 I took a foundation degree in art. Having said that I have learnt more by reading, observing, listening and practising myself. Painting intuitively allows instinct to guide my creative process, this inspires my mood, interest and love of colour and is reflected in my work. My work is influenced by surroundings, people, places, behaviour and emotion. My painting is a physical process and is an expression of the essence of what I observe. I take risks in my art work, not always winning but it has to be done.