My love affair with painting and drawing began in 2012 after I retired from the workforce. Whilst taking photographs of a beautiful beach in South Australia, I had a sudden desire to draw the scene. A pencil and blank paper were located in the caravan and I have not put down a pencil or brush since.
Later, after my Dad (a former school teacher) passed on, a book of his sketches was discovered. Whilst at Teacher Training College in 1939, he had transcribed poems and illustrated them beautifully with pen and ink. The realisation that I had inherited a talent to draw was rather overwhelming. This book is now a treasured possession.
As my husband and I now are fortunate to travel both overseas and in Australia there is the opportunity to paint wherever we go. I have drawn and sketched using pencil, ink and water colours. Acrylics are my current medium. I enjoy their versatility and strength of colours. I have been given some oil paints and look forward to trying them soon.
Enrolling in lessons has developed my style and taught me much about technique and use of colour. As a member of the Bendigo Art Society, I have gained confidence in my work assisted by members critique.
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