I have been drawing and painting since childhood but did no formal training. I learned from books and magazines, videos and DVDs and by attending demonstrations of artists I admire. My style is super-realistic and I paint many different subjects although favour wildlife (particularly birds), florals and still life. But I also paint portraits and commissions which have included seascapes, landscapes, boats and cars! I was born in England but have lived in Western Australia for almost 48 years. I’ve donated many paintings for various charity auctions but this is the first time I’ve ever painted a cricket bat!