I am a visual artist. I paint from life or from my own photographs. Currently I am working on a series of portraits; I love painting people and animals, the challenge of capturing likeness and essence of personality and character. Colour and light are important in my work whatever the subject and inspiration can come from many sources. I hope my paintings evoke a positive emotional reaction; a smile, recognition, uplift or cheer. I have worked with watercolours and acrylics but now primarily choose oils, for their vibrant colour and rich texture.