Painting is as much a part of my life as eating or resting. Even though I have intention when I begin a new piece, I allow the painting to have a say. There is a great deal of problem solving that goes on but challenge brings growth, satisfaction and endless inspiration and hopefully a positive emotional response from the viewer. My favourite themes incorporate water- its playful fluidity, direction and colour possibilities. I run group workshops in pastel, acrylic and oils at my studio gallery, as well as for art societies throughout Australia.