I did not study art at school, my year 8 teacher told me not to bother, but I think she robbed me of many years of pleasure and enjoyment. I love to paint and attend classes at The-Art-Room in Footscray with Erika Gofton. I paint in oils and enjoy landscapes and portraits. I also paint in acrylics and paint abstract paintings in this medium. I live in Altona in the West of Melbourne with my dog Portia, I have lived in the West for thirty years and love it here, I wouldn't live anywhere else.