My studio in East Lodge Gallery, Leamington Spa, will be open to the public again every week, once COVID restrictions are lifted.
Art in the Park Festival- Leamington Spa, August 2019
The Muse Coffee House - Leamington Spa - July 2019
Warwickshire Open Studios - East Lodge Gallery, June 2019
Man’s Influence on the Environment - Clapham Terrace Primary, East Lodge Gallery, Feb 2019
Coventry Open - Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Feb ‘19
Art in the Park Festival - Leamington Spa, August 2018
Warwick Open Studios, The White Horse, Leamington Spa, June 2018
Look - The Art of Seeing, East Lodge Gallery, Leamington Spa, March 2018
LSA Photography & Digital Images Exhibition - East Lodge Gallery, Leamington Spa, Feb 2018
The LOTT Bazaar - Clemens Street, Leamington Spa, ongoing
LSA Christmas Gift Exhibition - East Lodge Gallery, December 2017
Mind, Body, Soul & Art - Slate Art Gallery, Leamington Spa, November 2017
Home - Slate Art Gallery, Leamington Spa, October 2017
Autumnal - Slate Art Gallery, Leamington Spa, September 2017
My love of art started as soon as I worked out how to hold a crayon. My first mural followed shortly after this, on my parents freshly decorated hall wall.
Both my mother and grandfather were amateur artists and they inspired and guided me through my early years, letting me use their ‘proper’ paints and brushes. I went on to study art at A-Level, then a Foundation Diploma at Bourneville Art School, before completing a Visual Communication Degree. I worked in advertising as an Art Director for over 12 years but continued to paint throughout.
Happily I’m now doing art full time and have called my business ‘This Is My Art And Soul’. Part of my soul goes into every piece I produce and equally the process of painting feeds my soul. I am an active member of Leamington Studio Artists (LSA) and I am delighted to have recently moved into my own studio at East Lodge Gallery, which is the LSA's base. I am looking forward to being able to welcome visitors to my studio once lockdown is lifted.
I work mainly in acrylic and pastel but also mixed media, watercolour, pencil and photography. With a diverse range of subjects from land and seascapes to abstracts, animals and murals. I am hugely inspired by nature. Big skies and wide open spaces. The drama of contrasts, shapes and bold colours fill my paintings. And finding the abstract in the every day fascinates me, perhaps a slice through a tomato or a close up of a rock, I see inspiration all over the place.
I am also passionate about the benefits of art for children and in normal times enjoy teaching art classes in several Leamington Primary Schools, working on a variety of projects, from one to one therapeutic art, to public exhibitions of the pupils’ work and private tutoring.
I am always very happy to discuss a commission if you would like to get in touch.