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 they gave me gave me the courage to sign up for Art for All classes with Harlech College. After I had finished classes at Harlech 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.