Irene always wanted to paint, but didn't start until her children had grown up. Not having much confidence, she joined an art group who were exhibiting when she was giving blood!
Painting soon changed her life and outlook. She loves every minute, from just drawing to adding colour, the first exhibition, the first sale, even the disasters.
Having tried almost every medium - watercolour for sketching and painting smaller pictures - she has settled on oils to give vibrancy of colour and mood. Influenced by Turner and his skies and elements she also enjoys the impressionists and Klimt.
Being a member of local art groups (MKSA and BAFA) has help her developed as a more rounded artist. She has exhibited not only locally but also at Windsor and Reading. In 2018 she had her first solo exhibition in Suffolk.
She cannot imagine life without art and all that it brings, especially the people.