For me, painting is a two way experience – the paints have as much a part to play as the painter. Exploiting the fluid characteristic of watercolours or the buttery quality of acrylics and allowing them to do what they do best is all part of the pleasure. It’s a bit of a battle sometimes to balance control with serendipity but adds to the satisfaction when it goes well. I can’t imagine a life where I couldn’t paint. It’s something I’ve enjoyed since I was a child and I’m sure something I’ll continue to do as long as I can hold a brush!