Retired in 2005, having been a marine broker for 34 years with the same company. Interests Wine, food, painting, literature, bridge. I was given a box of paints by my father for Christmas in 1988, and have spent available time since discovering how much there is to learn! No formal full time training, but attended life classes at Heatherley’s for 10 years, with lots of other courses in between. Selected for the Lynn Painter’s Prize exhibition in 2006. I seem to now be known as a painter of dogs but happy to do anything. Various commissions undertaken – watercolours or oil. Just ask!