From a young age, growing up in Holland, I loved to draw. This was very much stimulated by the Art tutor at Teacher Training College, who encouraged me to work in oil paints. Since then I have drawn and painted off and on during marriage and bringing up children. When we lived in Hampshire I sold paintings through a local Art Gallery, and still mostly painted in oils. However, since the lockdown started in 2020 I have been concentrating on getting to grips with watercolour. I also like working with pastels and gouache.
The British landscape very much inspires me, and I try to paint how I feel about what surrounds me. My favourite subjects are trees and sheep and I suppose I could call myself a traditional landscape painter. But I also love painting portraits.
My main influences have been the Dutch painters, and also the British watercolourists.