I am passionate about painting and drawing.
As an artist my passion has always been inspired by colour and the depth within a space that it can produce.
And having discovered the true magic of drawing and realising my talent which my late father instilled in me, there was nothing more I preferred to do as a child than create my own masterpieces on homemade sketch pads which my father made from paper off cuts from his technical drawings whilst he worked as a draughtsman.
I studied a three year degree course on Graphic Design at Gloucester College of Art I went on to work in publicity and advertising as a Visualiser.
While having a family I worked from home as a freelance illustrator. Designed and made up Macrame Owl Kits, selling at craft fairs and to the RSPB. I illustrated a small Cookery Book for what was then Jordans Wholefoods. Designed, edited and had printed magazines, 40+ pages for many years for FPSC (Frensham Pond Sailing Club) and owned and ran a Children’s Boutique and toy shop for 12 years in the beautiful Hampshire village of Odiham.
My years of experience and discipline have allowed me to experiment with all mediums. Having always had a love for nature and flowers, my background consisted of highly detailed illustrations using watercolours. And so through the years my original painting style has evolved using vivid colouring techniques and I would say a ‘freer’ style. My love for drawing is still very close to my heart but the use of acrylic paint and the ink & pen style enables me to experiment in all different ways on paper and canvas; I love the balance between colour and line and the fact the line doesn’t overwhelm but adds another dimension has become a very popular part of my work.
I just LOVE it! And I hope you enjoy looking at my work.
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