Aged 47 and currently a full-time artist. I mainly paint local landscapes and try to convey a love of nature and the countryside. I have recently expanded my interests into include life drawing and still life painting increasing my depth of work. I paint scenes that I know intimately and are often overlooked.I use photos and paint/sketch outdoors where ever possible. I have exhibited locally the past couple of years ( including your event ) and have a small social media following. Influences include the English / French impressionists and the Hudson River School.