I have painted since I was young. My mother is an artist and would take me to her art classes. This inspired me to draw and while going through medical school I would continue to draw things around me regularly. After having my children I went on an art course for a week and the teacher said "when you go back to your usual tutor..”; I decided i needed one. Every Thursday for 2 hours I go to a watercolour class and I have been on several two week painting courses with watercolourists such as Alvaro Castagnet, Charles Reid and Judi Whitton. I have art work on all my walls to inspire me to do better. I focus on watercolour as it is a constant challenge and easy to travel with.