Lyn Banks, Liverpool Member Since March 2013 Artist Statement I have loved drawing and painting since childhood. Trained at the Bluecoat .. I am predominantly a realism painter. My preference is to mix realism with a more impressionistic style. I want to create atmosphere and often an intensity in my work. I love ink (Indian) and like to use it with watercolour. Oil and acrylic painting and digital painting, Pencil/charcoal, pastel and oil pastel, I use most mediums . As an animal welfare campaigner, I am inspired to specialise in animal painting. I prefer to draw them wild/unrestrained.