Started to paint in 1990. I had been hanging out to start but didn't know where to do it. A local Art shop was doing classes and I joined and loved it instantly. Mainly sketching and I needed the lessons. After about 12 months I enrolled at the Julian Ashton Art School in the Sydney CBD. I worked about ten minutes away. I took the 4 to 6.30pm Thursday class as that's when I finished work. Life class in watercolour! I did about 2 years and then we moved. No more art class. I live up the coast from Sydney now, on the northern side of Newcastle Harbour's entrance. Beautiful place.