I began my art experience when I was a child, but didn't really get a chance to develop it. Life took over, I became a nurse, married and had children. Even though I knew that I had a strong creative side I didn't allow it to develop it until I retired from my nursing career in 2016. Since then, all I do is paint! Its as if the suppressed creative creature has been let out and is all consuming. Needless to say, I am self-taught but I don't think that is necessarily a bad thing. I know some people scoff at the self-taught artist, but there are some brilliant artists who have created some wonderful pieces and don't have an arts degree.
I am mostly inspired by the old masters, they have set a high standard, so who am I to deny them! I love the way they capture and use the light. I look at their paintings to get both my inspiration and technique. Needless to say I paint details. But thinking back on my life and who I am, I am a details person. I notice detail. When ever i see fine craftsmanship i look in awe at the work a human hand has created.
I think my art would suit most peoples taste but I often look at what I'm painting and ask myself if I would hang it on my wall. I usually come up with an affirmative and often think of a room I would hang it in. Sometimes I think it suits the office, sometimes it would look better in the kitchen or dinning room. Other times I think a particular piece would look very nice in an office. But hey, its up to you to imagine where it would suit your home.
I hope my art has some appeal for some people and brings pleasure to you, It has certainly been my pleasure to create it.