I started painting watering cans, buckets and plant pots and I sold these at craft fairs. I would paint them black and then paint flowers on them. I started painting on interesting shapes of wood and then I went onto canvases. My past history is decorator and I use some of the decorating techniques in my work. That comes with being used to painting big areas and being able to use large canvases. The colours of autumn and the leaves have given me the idea to paint them in different colours. Art means that I can go into my studio and I get locked in my own world painting and I never know when to finish.