I began painting as a retirement activity that quickly turned into a passion. Colour, light, and texture are the catalysts that inspire my painting. I try to give the viewer an impression of how I felt and why I wanted to capture that feeling in a painting. I love a challenge and trying new materials and techniques is what keeps the passion alive. Florals and landscapes are my two favourite subjects. My style is moving from realism to more impressionistic with strong, bold colours. I see myself as a life-long learner. As an artist I hope that new challenges will continue to inspire me.