I have painted since I was a child always using strong colours to portray my subject matter. My Grandmother worked in oils and my Mother drew mainly horses, her choice of medium was charcoal and graphite, so I guess you could say painting is in my blood. I am inspired mainly by nature and animals and love to use a range of mediums to reflect this.
I am mostly self-taught and over the years attended many workshops and classes to improve my knowledge and technique. At the ripe old age of 50 decided to embark on a foundation Creative Arts and Design degree with Oxford Brookes. I have been running an Art Group in Lydiard Millicent, Wiltshire for around 8 years and enjoyed passing on my enthusiasm and knowledge to encourage others to paint. I was on the committee for several years with the Purton Art Society and a member of the Wiltshire Guild of Artists.
I enjoy painting in pastels, watercolour, ink and mixed media, always ready to experiment, thinking outside the box to create something different. I have some experience in the mounting and framing process which I love to use to complete the character of the finished picture. A big life-changing move to Devon in 2017 has allowed me to spend more time indulging in my favourite pastime and I think with the fantastic environment here including rivers, woods, heathland and of course the spectacular coastline and sea the inspiration has enabled me to experiment more with new mediums, subject matters and surfaces. I have joined several art societies and am currently serving on the committee of the local Exmouth Art Group. We have lots of exhibitions, shows, demos by professional artists worldwide and competitions monthly so all in all I am a very happy bunny.
All of my original paintings are for sale and I have limited Giclee prints taken from the original paintings. I also have a range of greeting cards all £2. If you are interested in anything please use the contact tab to enquire and I will respond asap.