I have painted and drawn all my life and along the way picked up a BA degree melbourne uni and diploma painting sculpture and drawing from Caulfield institute back in the time . But guess what in later years I took up music singing playing guitar and writing songs without ever having one lesson. So there you go in some ways it gives me the freedom I didn’t feel so much in art. Best wishes Klaas Being a self-taught artist, I feel it difficult to write about me. Also that English is not my mother tongue. But after taking a brief look at the material provided here, i feel a bit more cofident about writing a self introduction. I will say that again, the website is really helpful in this regard. The Matilda Jenkins article is really helpful. I particularly like that it recognises that writing the bio is” no mean feat”. With that in mind we are pointed to what is required (even caffeine) and given lots of practial tips. As a fairly aged artist I have attempted to write simple bios and statements many times . With this guidance I’m motivated to try again. One aspect I find difficult is that I have points about my bio which I think are important but I don’t know what others will think. To me memories of myself as a boy in short pants chasing dragonflies, reading about Gauguin when I was 13 , really feeling that Australia was part of Asia(Australasia ) are almost as important as later studies gaining degrees and learning special skills.