I have been passionate about the visual arts since childhood and had always planned a career as a painter but chose a more practical route as a professional accountant. Now retired and living in the beautiful Okanagan in British Columbia I am painting in oils and occasionally acrylics. To push me out of my comfort zone I will attempt any subject using the different techniques I am learning along the way. Workshops and demos in all mediums are the basis of my education and were taught by many prominent BC artists. Networking through this blog has become another learning tool opening the door to a world wide resource of information and support from fellow artists.