Richard McBride, England Member Since February 2007 Artist Statement I was born in England of Irish parents in 1952, and spent my childhood and early school years in Ireland. During family holidays in Donegal and Sligo, I would often draw and paint in watercolours, encouraged by my mother Elizabeth. I finished my education in England and worked in business there and in Australia, but never lost my love for art and painting. Although an active photographer for many years, I have only recently been able to devote time to painting. From watercolours, I've switched to acrylics, which I find suits my expressive style better, but I still work in both media, often combining them with pastel and crayon.