EMMA BALL I live in Nottinghamshire, ideally placed as it’s so central for my trips- only three and a bit hours and I can be on Beer beach (or Wells next the sea!!), five and I’m in Glasgow!!! I love going places I’ve never been and revisiting other places- especially the British coastline, it’s so special. At sixth form I was told by my tutor that I should drop watercolours, and that I had no colour sense!!!!! I graduated from Nottingham Trent University in the 90’s with a degree in Graphic design- a fabulous three years (four including my art foundation!!) Please don’t ask me how I paint and what techniques I use- I really couldn’t tell you as most of it happens- as most watercolourists will tell you 50% of it happens by accident!!!