thank you ralph this is what i got:
padding:0px 50px 0px;
border:1px solid #ddd;
padding:5px 5px 20px 5px;
will try what you suggest. I have to keep it the <p> tags. We are trying to make it easy on the user that is adding material to wp. So have been told to try & avoid custom fields.
so in this case the images are added into the page directly.