Artist's Drawing and Inspiration

For the Love of Art

Born in Cardiff, South Wales I realised I was drawn to art during my school years. I looked forward to my art classes, not forgetting drama, and had visions of becoming an artist, or an actress, as some young girls dreamed of. On leaving school I was given the choice by my parents of attending Art or Business College. I would have preferred art but it was decided there would be more job opportunities in business, so my interest in art was put on hold and off to Business College I went. My fingers quickly mastered typing and shorthand skills instead of paints and brush strokes and I settled in to office work.

After marrying and immigrating to the lucky country, ‘Australia’, I continued employment as a Secretary to three executives in a merchant bank until I was blessed with two children. At home and with

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