I've been drawing and painting fantasy images since I read the Lord of the Rings when I was 14, and have had a fascination with dragons since way before that. I live on abeautiful island off the west coast of Scotland and work for the National Trust for Scotland. I paint when I can, although not always fantasy as I like wildlife art as well. I prefer watercolour although I don't use it in the conventional manner a lot of the time - it has been likened to oil painting. I aim to get as 'real' a look to my work as possible and I use my PC for a lot of preparatory work - I trained in architecture and this reflects a lot in what I like to do. At least my buildings should stand up!