I am passionate about painting and drawing.
Art is my passion and I have always been inspired by colour. As a child I would spend hours drawing on homemade sketch pads which my father made me from paper off cuts from his technical drawings. Art was all I ever wanted to do so when I left school and I studied a three year degree course on Graphic Design at Gloucester College of Art and went on to work in an advertising agency, visualizing and illustrating.
I love to experiment with all mediums and have always had a love for nature and flowers. My background consisted of highly detailed illustrations using watercolours, however, through the years my original painting style has evolved to using vivid colouring techniques and I would say a ‘freer’ style. My love for drawing is still very close to my heart and I can always be found with a sketch pad planning my next paintings. The material for all my pictures comes from holidays, local National Trust sites, Bird World in Farnham and occasionally photos friends have given me from their travels.
I use acrylic paints and combine them with acrylic inks and a pen, on paper and canvas. This technique, I find, really lends itself to the many bird pictures I have painted. And the balance between colour and line and the fact that the line doesn’t overwhelm but adds another dimension to my paintings has become a very popular style of my latest work
I just LOVE it and hope you enjoy looking at my work.
My paintings can be seen at the following:
A2 Gallery, 80 High Street, Wells, Somerset
The Frame Gallery, Odiham, Hampshire
AppArt 2018 - 30th March - 14th April
Bramshott & Liphook Arts & Crafts Society 2018 - 13th April- 15th April
XBarn Art 2018 - 21st - 22nd April
Fleet Art Society 2018 - 14th June - 16th June
Farnham Art Society Summer Pop-up exhibition - 16th - 17th June