I have not had any formal art tuition other than a weekly lesson when I was at Westcliff High School for Girls back in the late forties but after my husband sadly died in 2015 my daughter Sharon kept suggesting I joined her art classes.
At first I thought it a silly idea – I find drawing and perspective very difficult although I love the use of colour especially in nature. Eventually I gave in and have not regretted it for one moment, it has opened up an exciting new world for me. I have found enormous pleasure learning to use colour and experimenting with different paints and techniques.
Also I have met numerous interesting people, visited galleries and exhibitions, joined Southend Art Club, and made many new friends. I thoroughly recommend it as an absorbing hobby whatever your ability.