I feel very privileged to be exhibiting with a great bunch of artists and makers at Art in Dunchurch during Warwickshire Open Studios! But you can also visit me in my own garden studio at home. You'll be able to see how I make my Cold Wax and Oil paintings - it's quite a process!
Please do email beforehand so we can arrange something.
After retiring from teaching Art and Design in Secondary schools I was at last able to explore my love of oil painting, which I probably inherited from my portrait-painter mother! Recently I have fallen in love with mixing oil paints with cold wax medium, building up layer upon layer and then 'excavating' into the rich surface by means of scraping, digging and dissolving, until a composition of some sort begins to emerge. I can then build up more layers until I am happy with the result. It sometimes takes ages! My love of landscape will always be a starting point, but I am now fascinated with what lies beneath our feet - the geology, rocks, history and past cultures. Suitable subject matter for excavating with cold wax medium!