© Yvonne Parkes

An Australian living in Penrith, Cumbria since 1985, I started my journey with coloured pencils in 2003. Art was not a subject at my school in Australia but I always enjoyed doodling from childhood. I certainly learn something new each time I do a piece, either about the paper, how the pencils lay down, how they blend and so on and have finally learned to begin with a much lighter touch than I used to.

I am very much enjoying the experiences and especially enjoying being part of the UKCPS who are very supportive.

Best Local Group Member Award UKCPS 15th World of Coloured Pencil Exhibition 2018 for 'It's MY Rockpool'