I am in mid sixties, ex Navy and semi-retired special needs teacher. Have always enjoyed painting & drawing, but it has only been in the last five or so years that I have had time to follow this interest. My husband & I enjoy gardening, but the climate in our area is not really favourable for many plants, so our garden isn't quite as I would like, but getting there. I own three Burmese cats and a very old Jack Russell X dog. We have six beautiful children who have families of their own. I belong to a local art group, which has recently conducted its very successful annual expo & exhibition.