Concurrent with my Sons taking their O and A levels, to motivate them I took my own O and A level examinations in Art. I then joined Cookham Arts club where I painted mainly in oils. During this time I studied portraiture with John Orr for two years, after which I have completed a number of commissions. Recently I am enjoying painting with acrylics and painting with larger canvases. I have painted and exhibited with Cookham Arts Club for the past 25 years.