After leaving school I trained as an Offset Lithographer, in the days before computers, when typesetting involved rubbing off letters from a plastic sheet of Letraset! As I took time out to start a family, computers began taking over the stationery business and offset lithography became too expensive and my job went with the Letraset.

Years of part-time work and raising a family went by and I thought my art was on the back burner for good. Then, with the children growing up, I decided I would quite like to learn how to do watercolours and looked around for some local classes. My local art group were holding an open day and I plucked up my courage and walked in and introduced myself. The fun, laughter and support I received from them, gave me the courage to sign up for Art for All classes with Harlech College. Then I found out about the School of Education and Lifelong Learning with Aberystwyth University. After two watercolour classes, my tutor encouraged me to apply to study for a Certificate of Higher Education in Art & Design. There was no plan to take it any further than that but I became a little bit addicted to the learning environment and made the bold step to start a new life as a mature student of Fine Art with Art History at Aberystwyth University.

Now you get to join me as I move out of my 2nd year, still feeling like a beginner, and move into my final year. Where I will share with you all that I learn along the way as well as what inspires me.