In an earlier life I was a teacher of young children, but now everything has changed.......
After a lifelong interest in all things creative and spending time exploring its many strands, I am now a happy part of the painting community in the Red Brick Mill Academy. Here a group of disparate people, whose lives are unlikely to have touched in other circumstances, meet and work in a very encouraging environment. Their support is much appreciated and the fun a joy to share.
I paint and stitch, but right now I spend most of my time painting. It seems to be of no importance as to whether I begin with a well thought out design or with no idea at all as any painting seems to have its own needs and my response eventually leads to an often surprising end result. I enjoy spending time on a painting, crafting what is on the canvas until something eventually reveals itself to be of some intellectual worth.
When painting, I live in a bubble of time that is removed from the reality of the rest of my life. It’s food for the soul and brings a calmness and otherness that I love to feel and which is essential to my wellbeing.
GIRL WITH BLACKBIRD
oil on canvas