I have always been captivated by art & immersed in creativity in both my personal & working life. Although not formally trained, I was very artistic from a young age & have attended many courses to further my artistic skills over the years – I have well & truly done a Foundation course under my own steam! My personal passion remains with drawing & painting, the latter usually using acrylics & mixed media. In my work, I endeavour always to capture a sense of place & mood, however I have an absolute love of the sea & water. This has influenced my paintings greatly although I am now exploring, & thoroughly enjoying, the world of semi-abstraction that both challenges me & continues to intrigue.