Visitors can view my work in my studio in East Lodge Gallery, Jephson Gardens, Leamington Spa. It will be open to the public every week from Wednesday to Sunday.
I will also be taking part again in this year's Art in the Park Festival - Leamington Spa, on August 13th-14th
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 be one of the Resident Artists with my own studio at East Lodge Gallery, which is the LSA's base. I love meeting the many visitors that come to the gallery and studios.
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 portraits. 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 enjoy teaching art classes in several Warwickshire Primary Schools, working on a variety of projects, from one to one therapeutic art, to public exhibitions of the pupils’ work and outdoor murals. I was recently awarded a commission by S-o-A Community Art Project to work with Bishopton Primary School to run a series of workshops culminating in a 13m long outdoor mural.
I run my own small Art Tuition group for children called The Kitchen Table Art Club and also teach several adult students, including actor David Bradley.
I am always very happy to discuss a commission if you would like to get in touch.