I sometimes feel a bit guilty being able to do what I do for a living. I sit in my studio (otherwise known as the spare room) listening to radio 4 ,trying to get down with watercolours what I can see in my minds eye. I get so lost in the process, the art of watercolour. How it magically paints itself, how a little more water or more pigment creates fascinating patterns on the paper. How colours placed in a certain way can become something almost alive.The satisfaction that I ( after many years of practice ) can sometimes get it right!
I have never been to art school even failed my art 'o' level and thought I couldn't paint. I became a nurse and worked alongside amazing people with learning difficulties for 20 years and kept my watercolours to myself. But art was in me , and I have found a way to express myself . I have never been happier, so I shall get rid of the guilty feeling turn on the radio and paint some more , happy days .