As a kid I loved my paintbox, especially crimson lake! I just always wanted to paint but until I was in my 30s I didn't get the opportunity and started my love affair with oils – still my favourite medium although I also use watercolours and acrylics when I feel inspired by a subject that needs something different. I'm always painting 'in my head' when out and about, especially landscapes. I like to paint en plein air with friends when weather permits and especially love river scenes. Winter subjects entail photography and painting indoors with reminders of beautiful scenes throughout the year.