I took up painting during a posting in Cyprus, but let it go when we moved
again. Several years later, and back in Brussels, Lourda Sheppard’s art
classes have allowed me to rediscover the intense pleasure of painting. Oil
painting gives me the opportunity to focus on an image I would like to interpret onto my canvas, to look for quality of light, colour, shape and
texture. I find the concentration required in painting is also a source of
inner peace and relaxation.