Drawing and painting have been a constant source of creative activity for me, every day artwork of some type is made, whether a scribble or a time consuming painting. Piles of sketchbooks have been filled since leaving art college, through visits to the US, the Far East and Australia in the late 1980s, 1990s, and beyond. I find inspiration for my chosen medium of watercolour in any subject - landscapes, cities, street scenes, people, machines and even images from the TV. Success with watercolour is a challenge which requires spontaneity, confidence and many hours working with the medium. Whenever I look at a scene my subconscious begins to work out how I might paint it, capture light, movement, atmosphere. A painting of mine was chosen to be shown in the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition exhibition opening 15th September.