I am a qualified Nurse, recently retired, after 40 plus years from a highly stressful Executive Job. I thought I needed to find an experience that has many challenges but also can provide peace and tranquillity at the same time. I had an opportunity to try watercolour painting under the direction of an American artist.
On return to Australia I enrolled in a TAFE course in Adelaide to obtain some basic understanding of composition, perspective, tonal values and vanishing points. On completion of the course, I joined the Port Community Art Centre.
After four years of painting in watercolour, I have had the fortune to have won 1st prize and several merit awards and sold a number of paintings at exhibitions across South Australia.
My artistic direction has been towards landscapes, ocean-scapes and still life using a watercolour medium. I intend expanding this experience into the acrylic medium to see where this may lead.