I have always loved animals and have a large and varied four legged family! I have also always loved drawing and painting so, not surprisingly, most of my paintings are of animals. Originally I used graphite pencils and it was quite a few years before I started using colour. From watercolour and pastel and on to acrylics. Last year I tried coloured pencils for the first time and also created pictures from old buttons and beads - both of which I enjoyed and plan on doing more. My website contains a mix of commissioned portraits and paintings that I have done as gifts or purely for my own amusement.