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 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. I started painting highly detailed illustrations using watercolours and moved on to acrylics 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 travelling, local National Trust sites, and occasionally photos friends have given me from their travels. in my illustrations I use acrylic paints combining them with acrylic inks, and pen, on paper and canvas. A technique, that really lends itself to the many bird pictures I have painted, with the balance between colour and line not overwhelming but adding another dimension to my paintings - a very popular style of my latest work
My paintings can be seen at the following:
Art5 Gallery, Brighton
A2 Gallery, 80 High Street, Wells, Somerset
The Saltmarsh Gallery, Lymington
And at these Exhibitions
AppArt Exhibition at Priors Field School - Saturday 4th April 2020 - Sunday 19th April 2020
BLACS Annual Exhibition - 17th, 18th & 19th April 2020
Surrey Open Artists Studio - SAOS - at my studio - 6th June 2020 for 2 weeks
Cross Barn Art Summer Exhibition - 13th and 14th June 2020
Farnham Art Society Annual Exhibition - 24th June - 3rd July 2020
Odiham Art Group Exhibition - 22nd - 24th August 2020
Hampshire Open Studio - 22nd - 31st August 2020