Teaching, something I thought I'd find difficult, but it's crept up on me over the last few years. From running an occasional half day workshop in local cafes, to some popular summer painting days in my studio and garden, I now have two local weekly classes. It's become an important part of life that runs alongside my own painting and it's great for me to get out and see other people. It's taken me three years to get to a stage where I can now put on a favourite 50's frock and confidently breeze into a room full of people, de-mystifying art and simplifying the process of making pictures, it's so satisfying to hand out encouragement and cake and see people enjoying painting and drawing and being proud of their results. Hooray !

mariette voke