I am a self-taught artist, and began painting over 2 decades ago at the suggestion of my Mother after spending many years in academic science. She presented me with large sheets of paper, some old paintbrushes and poster paints. This form of self-expression felt strange at first, but soon it seemed as if the seed to create was always present, just waiting to be awakened and nurtured! My instinct to create continues, and I have experimented with many artistic media, including acrylic, oil, gouache and watercolour paint, in addition to drawing with pencil and charcoal.