It started when my sister came to stay and bought me a small watercolour palette. I painted some portraits of my grandchildren and what began as a pastime became a passion. Having left school at 15 I’ve had no formal art training but studied History of Art as a mature student as part of my degree. I have now joined Art School Wales where I’m learning the basics and many new techniques. I now paint in many different genres and exhibit at a local Gallery. I sold my first painting when I was 70.