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.