To me there are many reasons for painting. It can be relaxing as well as exciting, challenging and sometimes frustrating! It involves observation, imagination, concentration, planning and problem solving. I enjoy it because it is a consuming and mindful activity, allowing my brain to escape other thoughts and enter a different world. Five minutes or five hours? You can paint no matter what your timescale is. Great paintings can be achieved very quickly and spontaneously just as they can be if you spend hours or even days on a piece.
Being a teacher I want to pass on my painting knowledge and expertise. I firmly believe that everyone has the capacity to be creative and everyone has the ability to improve their painting skills. It is a journey of discovery that never ends. I will share with you some practical advice and give you ideas to help you on your own creative journey.