All forms of art have always fascinated me. . My dad was my inspiration as he always dabbled with watercolours & oils when I was a kid. I thought, "I am no good at maths, no good at English but I would really like to paint like my dad!" Therefore, I did the best I could at school, but my O level art teacher told me I would never be good enough.
It was not until my twenties that I decided to prove that teacher wrong. So now, here I am, completely self-taught and loving every day. I started working in oils, but I have been working with pencils & pastels for the past few years!
When I am painting or drawing a portrait, I usually try to get into that person's soul, trying to portray that person right on the paper, especially when I am doing their eyes.
For scenery paintings, I submerge myself in my surroundings, feel the sun, hear the birds, smell the sea air and soak up the peace and quiet.
I find being by the water very inspirational & a peaceful place to be, maybe that is because I am a Cancerian!