“I studied Art and Design and Fashion in the 1980s. Since then I always sketched and painted in my spare time. Figures and landscapes take my interest but not at the same time. A member of Derby Sketching Club since 2016, they recently made me Vice Chairman. Loving the excitement of our annual show at Markeaton Craft Village, art-filled days out with like-minded friends and the creative energy of our Mickleover Community Hall drawing sessions – it’s the most fun you can have with a pencil.”