I love colour and I am not really a fine detail person! I find that when I start painting, I lose myself in the tones and hues more than the exact size and shape of things. It's true of my thinking style I am a big picture thinker and an ideas person and then I hand the fine detail over to someone else.
I always had a pencil and paper in my hand as a child and used to love sitting on trains and buses looking out of the window and drawing whatever I saw. However, I was not encouraged to take art at school and was only able to take it as an extra subject in my final year and surprisingly obtained an Art O Grade certificate which was probably my proudest achievement.
When I went to college to study to be a teacher, I used to draw and paint all my visual aids and often received compliments from fellow students and the pupils.
However, life took over from art after that and I went to live in London and then off travelling to other countries where I lived in Finland and Japan over a 3 year period. Perhaps that is why I still love to paint snow and Koi ( subliminal influencers)
When I came back to live in London, I was too busy to pick up a paint brush or pencil and then I met my hubby and had 2 ankle biters!!! My oldest daughter is already 14years old and the other one is 8. Finally, last year, I decided that life was too short and that I wanted to get back into my painting, thanks to the internet, I have been able to take refresher tutorials from home, buy materials and get started!
Now I am facing the next challenge, daring to exhibit my stuff in public as part of the local art circle - who, although they welcome artists of all levels, appear to be professionally trained on the main!
Well, watch this space, I have invested a lot of time and emotion into this so fingers crossed, I won't be rejected!!!!!