Always passionate about art & design, following a design degree at Kingston University, I was lucky enough to have a successful international career designing for such brands as Mulberry, Daniel Hechter, Bamford and Boden, as well as lots of freelance projects.
I’ve always painted & sketched and longed for a time when I could devote more time to the practice -an enforced life change gave me the opportunity to commit to developing my new career (with the odd project on the side!).
I now split my time between the Malvern Hills and the Ceredigion coast which provides endless inspiration for my work.
Most of my paintings originate from sketches & notes made on my daily walks. I work in quite an impressionistic way enjoying employing different marks and mediums to achieve a sense of place rather than an exact, photographic representation. I see drawing and observation as key to my practice and am happiest being outside, sketching or painting 'en plein air' and responding to the landscape at the time.
I work in whichever media I am drawn to at any given time, and frequently mix them together (perhaps a knock on effect from when I was an art student on a budget and just had to use what was available!). My current work is predominantly in oils and often mixed with cold wax but I frequently use watercolour, inks & pastels if I am wanting to create a different feel.
I undertake commissions alongside my main work and teach occasionally.
I'm taking part in Worcestershire Open Studios (venue 23) alongside fellow artists Mary Brittain, Deb Catesby, Erin Conel & Stella Downing at Mary's beautiful studio, house and garden in Great Witley (my own studio is rather inaccessible so very grateful to Mary!) -it would be lovely to see you there.