I have drawn and painted for as long as I can remember,my school books were always covered with biro drawings, much to the annoyance of my teachers! I love bright colours and have recently been enjoying using acrylics and Pebeo paints to create some unusual abstracts.
Although I've always loved to paint, I also studied interior design for a number of years before deciding to concentrate solely on my art. Exploring the work of other artists made me realise that I wanted to develop my own unique style. This led to several years of experimenting with different mediums, and having some 'happy accidents', which resulted in the work that I am currently producing; becoming a professional artist in 2010.
Although I am currently focusing on acrylics I enjoy all mediums and will use whatever best suits the subject. Much of my work is inspired by the landscape and I try to add my own unique twists to produce paintings that are sometimes a little surreal. A recent house move to the Isle of Wight has proved incredibly inspirational!
My sports paintings evolved from a childhood love of horses and from watching the Tour de France on the television whilst I was expecting my Daughter. I'm currently exploring new subjects that will exploit this technique.
I am a Professional Associate of The SAA, and have written two articles for their magazine 'Paint'. I am also a Daler-Rowney featured Artist. My work can be viewed and purchased at Picturesque Art Gallery, Billericay, Essex, The Frame Gallery, Odiham, Hampshire and West Wight Framing in Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight. I also exhibit and sell at shows throughout the year, please see the links and exhibition pages for more details.
Recently I have become an ambassador for Pebeo paint and also SAA acrylics, with The SAA. Three of my paintings were shortlisted for The Pebeo Mixed Media 2016 competition resulting in an exhibition at the A & D Gallery in Marylebone.
I was delighted to have an artwork displayed and sold in The Oxo Tower Wharf Art Gallery as part of 'The Letter in Mind' 2015 exhibition for the National Brain Charity.