I started painting watercolours in 1997. I have photographed the landscape most of my life but once I started painting, my vision was so much more acute. I saw things I never noticed before. I was drawn to old wooden and rusted objects such as abandoned houses, old barns and rusty vehicles. However my overriding passion has been trees and leaves - their patterns and lights, reflecting my deep love of the natural world.
When I later began acrylic painting , it was like discovering a brand new interest, and I learned to appreciate what one can do with colours and layering of paint.
My most recent interests have been abstract landscapes, and birds, in both media.