When I was younger, I enjoyed drawing pencil sketches of people’s faces but towards retirement I started painting with watercolours and so introduced more colour and variety. I have no formal training and learn primarily from trial and error and on-line tutorials.
For me, painting is a form of meditation where I exist in my own world. Although I’m often dissatisfied with the results, occasionally I’m both surprised and delighted. I’m grateful to family and friends who encourage me to go beyond my own little world and comfort zone and into the arts community. This new year feels like a good time to do that.