Painting is what I do now...

Painting is what I do now...

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 .

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Just came across your blog by chance. And so glad I did. I absolutely love your work. And a big thank you for these mini tutorials. They inspire me to carry on painting.

Michelle Howard

It’s amazing you have never been to art school! Such a wonderful talent! I love all your paintings, but I have a special “thing” for owls, and you do them beautifully. Thank you for sharing and happy painting! Never feel guilty for doing something you love for your “work”!


Love the new Blog Rachel, water colour is my favourite too I love rough paper as it give great texture ,

karina moon

Inspiring! Happiness is my goal :)


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