I live with my physicist husband, teenage daughter, and a little dog who thinks he’s a big dog. Apart from a couple of years in Milan, Italy, we have lived in Cambridge for nearly thirty years. My ‘real’ job is running a detective agency. Well, family history detection, anyway. I run Helpful Genealogy from home, spending hours and hours solving tricky family history mysteries, and researching complex family trees. It’s like doing a never-ending crossword puzzle.
I started painting again as a way of winding down when I’m too involved with these baffling mysteries. A chance to use the left side of my brain for a change. I do quick bold sketches, usually in ink, and then often complete with watercolours. I enjoy painting portraits, but especially love to draw when engaging in my other hobbies – drinking coffee, eating out, and watching cycle racing.
If you’d like to contact me, to see how I could help with your project, or just to ask a question, send me an email – firstname.lastname@example.org
You can hear an interview with me on local radio, Cambridge 105, talking about my art, and my story. (Starts at 1hr 38 mins)
photo: Michael J Sim