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 travelling, local National Trust sites, 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 Moreton Gallery, Moreton in Marsh
AppArt Exhibition at Priors Field School - Saturday 6th April 2019 10 am – Sunday 21st April 2019
Art and Soul Exhibition 2019 at the Artful Gallery in Haslemere
Surrey Open Artists Studio - SAOS - at my studio - 1st June 2019 for 2 weeks
Cross Barn Art Summer Exhibition 2019 - 12th - 14th July