I am now a full time artist!!! Wonderful to have time to develop ideas that have been buzzing around in my head. Straight from school I spent 4 years at Art School before working in a studio in the West End of London. For a time, in fact 5 years, I spent every day working on commissions for painting building portraits of all descriptions – including the Dutch Embassy, quite a number of Barclays Banks, loads of shops and a great many beautiful houses. But things got in the way and it is only now after many years working in an office that I have the time to go back to my first love – painting!!!! In a recent trip to China I became captivated by the many birds in the sanctuaries we visited and their grace and elegance inspired a series of water colour paintings.