I have always been interested in art as a child. When I was 16 years old, after suffering with depression for a few years, I started to take up watercolour painting, I learnt all the technics and ideas from learn to paint books.
I had one of my pictures in an Art Exhibition at Hall Place for £25, I did not sell it, but I was really proud to have it there. I then tried to put two pictures in an Art Exhibition at the Royal Festival Hall in London, but my paintings were rejected which were disappointing.
After a long break from doing Art, I returned to it after going through difficult times. I went to Adult Education classes for three years, learning oil and opaque painting, and drawing and pastels, doing the Art took my mind of my problems. To keep my self-esteem going I joined centrepieces. I enjoy going to centrepieces if has helped me with my confidence as well as mixing and talking to other Artists that all have been though depression. I have always found Art a great theory and relaxation.