Formerly painting under the name Philippa Hume. I am one and the same person. I have been painting and drawing for most of my life and enjoy a variety of mediums, subjects and styles. At present my usual medium is acrylic on canvas and often I use bright colours combined with a contemporary style. I have attended various art courses in painting, printmaking and drawing, particularly through the Canberra School of Art Visual Art Access programme when I lived in Canberra and the USQ McGregor Summer Art School since moving to Queensland in 2004. For the past fourteen years I have been a member of BRVA and enjoy the camaraderie of making art in a group, holding joint exhibitions and sharing techniques and ideas. I am a retired secondary school teacher who loves teaching and runs drawing classes at home for small groups and individuals as I believe that drawing is at the basis of most art practice and is a logical starting point for those interested in developing their skills in visual art. I believe that anyone can learn to draw and paint, given the right encouragement and practice. No-one has yet proved me wrong!