I am a 'returning artist', coming back to painting after a professional life in a completely different field. I joined the Art Group in 2016 and, with the support of members, am developing skills in watercolour and acrylic painting. Workshops and demonstrations by visiting professional artists have also been valuable. My subjects are mostly landscapes and still life. I try to capture the feeling of a place or setting, whether through representational or more abstract images. I can tell the degree to which that happens, but have rather little control over making it happen!