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When summer came, we began to venture into the ocean more. I cannot adequately express the sheer joy and delight of this. To see the brightly coloured fish, big and small, the occupied shells, the crabs, the forests of seaweed gently swaying in the current, the schools of a thousand whiting swirling together, is just heavenly. It gives me a feeling of freedom. If I can relax enough (which takes a little time!), I experience being part of the vast body of ocean, learning cautious trust, whilst being aware of its immense power. That balance, once again, present through so many activities, of "holding on, and letting go" at the same time.

The highlight of the summer was seeing a Wobbegong shark swimming elegantly beneath me, in between the rocks and the seaweed. Its beautiful dappled skin was breathtaking … I spluttered in excitement to my swimming buddies "oh my god, it's exquisite!" A whole world has opened up to me and with a mixture of childlike delight and utter terror I continue to explore it even now as winter is here and the wetsuit is out of the cupboard.

It won't be long before I stat to paint what I see beneath the surface, though m quite enjoying the study of waves and rock from the relative safety on the edge of the ocean, contemplating the ancientness of it all.

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With art school considered too “way out” and therefore prohibited, I set out on a meandering path to adulthood as a horse riding teacher, followed by a spell at secretarial college which I loathed. Secretarial work did give me an entrance into music industry, where I worked as an admin assistant for concert promoters both in Scotland and Australia. I adored that work but I was young and a bit crazy but soon realised that I needed to get out of it if I was going to survive another decade.

I became a I became a psychotherapist in the early 1990s and have very recently retired. It is no surprise that my work in this field greatly influences my art practice.

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With art school considered too “way out” and therefore prohibited, I set out on a meandering path to adulthood as a horse riding teacher, followed by a spell at secretarial college which I loathed. Secretarial work did give me an entrance into music industry, where I worked as an admin assistant for concert promoters both in Scotland and Australia. I adored that work but I was young and a bit crazy but soon realised that I needed to get out of it if I was going to survive another decade.

I became a I became a psychotherapist in the early 1990s and have very recently retired. It is no surprise that my work in this field greatly influences my art practice.

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Beautiful Paintings

With art school considered too “way out” and therefore prohibited, I set out on a meandering path to adulthood as a horse riding teacher, followed by a spell at secretarial college which I loathed. Secretarial work did give me an entrance into music industry, where I worked as an admin assistant for concert promoters both in Scotland and Australia. I adored that work but I was young and a bit crazy but soon realised that I needed to get out of it if I was going to survive another decade.

I became a I became a psychotherapist in the early 1990s and have very recently retired. It is no surprise that my work in this field greatly influences my art practice.

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Beautiful Paintings

With art school considered too “way out” and therefore prohibited, I set out on a meandering path to adulthood as a horse riding teacher, followed by a spell at secretarial college which I loathed. Secretarial work did give me an entrance into music industry, where I worked as an admin assistant for concert promoters both in Scotland and Australia. I adored that work but I was young and a bit crazy but soon realised that I needed to get out of it if I was going to survive another decade.

I became a I became a psychotherapist in the early 1990s and have very recently retired. It is no surprise that my work in this field greatly influences my art practice.

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Beautiful Paintings

With art school considered too “way out” and therefore prohibited, I set out on a meandering path to adulthood as a horse riding teacher, followed by a spell at secretarial college which I loathed. Secretarial work did give me an entrance into music industry, where I worked as an admin assistant for concert promoters both in Scotland and Australia. I adored that work but I was young and a bit crazy but soon realised that I needed to get out of it if I was going to survive another decade.

I became a I became a psychotherapist in the early 1990s and have very recently retired. It is no surprise that my work in this field greatly influences my art practice.

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Beautiful Paintings

With art school considered too “way out” and therefore prohibited, I set out on a meandering path to adulthood as a horse riding teacher, followed by a spell at secretarial college which I loathed. Secretarial work did give me an entrance into music industry, where I worked as an admin assistant for concert promoters both in Scotland and Australia. I adored that work but I was young and a bit crazy but soon realised that I needed to get out of it if I was going to survive another decade.

I became a I became a psychotherapist in the early 1990s and have very recently retired. It is no surprise that my work in this field greatly influences my art practice.

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Beautiful Paintings

With art school considered too “way out” and therefore prohibited, I set out on a meandering path to adulthood as a horse riding teacher, followed by a spell at secretarial college which I loathed. Secretarial work did give me an entrance into music industry, where I worked as an admin assistant for concert promoters both in Scotland and Australia. I adored that work but I was young and a bit crazy but soon realised that I needed to get out of it if I was going to survive another decade.

I became a I became a psychotherapist in the early 1990s and have very recently retired. It is no surprise that my work in this field greatly influences my art practice.

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