Valerie A. Reeves

Reeves North Landing, Flamborough*

I’ve always been interested in art, although without any formal qualifications except for ‘O’ level.  Since retirement I have been able to spend time visiting art galleries, taking lessons, going on art holidays, painting and generally becoming immersed in the subject.

After trying most mediums and subjects I return regularly to my favourite: oils.  I’m willing to have a stab at any subject (within reason) but lean towards ‘scapes’ – garden, city, sea and land – plus animals and life drawing when possible.

My favourite art-related sayings are, “There’s always another piece of paper” and “The only rule is – there are no rules”.  Also, I’m happy to work from photographs;  if such copying was outlawed 90% of amateur/hobby painters would give up!