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I began using oils to paint wildlife subjects as a teenager, but through all the years of bringing up children, opportunities to indulge have been intermittent and sporadic. Initially I found it easier to paint subjects looming out of a night-time gloom as with the possum and barn owl examples below, and then diversified as I became a bit more confident in adding backgrounds.


I have no formal art training but did attend an evening art class for hobby painters at TAFE, for a year or two. My grand-mother was a hobby artist, mostly painting Australian landscapes. She was a wonderful inspiration and introduced me to a variety of media. She never really approved of wildlife painting, though!


Nevertheless, wildlife has remained my first love, and I don't think that will ever change. 

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