As with many people, I started to paint as a hobby a few years ago when my children had grown up and left home. I first experimented with watercolour but for about the past five years I have been painting in acrylic. I love using colour with acrylic, which suits my artistic skills best.
I have lived on different continents, and having spent three years in the Solomon Islands and nearly nine years in Nepal, I have been able to study some of the culture of these very different countries and observe many beautiful aspects of the people and their surroundings.
In the Solomon Islands I was inevitably captivated by the beauty of the Pacific seascape, the lagoons, the giant pineapples, the wavering coconut palms, the vast tropical rain forests, and the brightly coloured birds that flew into our garden. When in Nepal I would often go trekking, enjoying on occasion the hospitality of the Nepali people, sometimes being entertained in their traditional native rural houses in the surrounding hills below the distant mountain peaks. Painting landscapes depicting such beauty has become a real joy to me.
Fortunately I have been able to sell many of my paintings, and many hundreds of my cards with reproductions professionally copied from the paintings, and I like to donate profits from the paintings and cards I sell to a worthy cause which reflects the principle of the oneness of mankind.