IAN H. PARRY, SHAW, UK. Member Since November 2008 Artist Statement Having worked in Architecture all my adult life, drawing professionally on the drawing board and more recently on the computer, I find the process of creating paintings especially watercolours. so exciting. I have always painted though, and my Father was my biggest inspiration and teacher. I regard myself as a very creative person and I am most at ease and happy when working on a piece of art or making music. For the past twelve and a half years My Wife Paula and I have enjoyed a good life together. Paula was my soul mate and I loved her so. We knew each other very, very well and delighted in each other's company. So much so that we were hardly ever apart. On our return from a holiday in Turkey towards the end of last year she became ill and later was rushed into hospital. Paula passed away at three o'clock on Wednesday 20th December 2010 and I miss her more than words could ever say. God Bless my Love.