I am finally going to try and do a Open studios in 2023! I am very excited to open my doors and have a chance to greet both new and familiar faces. The latter part of 2022 was extremely busy and thrilling, as I was selected it at the Open exhibition Broadway, where my swimmer was highly commended, at the rugby and also Leamington open exhibitions… And several paintings at the new room in Leamington.
After finally picking up a pencil again in my 50s, I have concentrated my efforts in learning new techniques in a variety of mediums, as I cannot limit myself to one. I feel extremely lucky to be able to sell many of my pieces to a variety of people, and undertake lots of commissions. Over the past few years, I have used the enforced lockdown periods to create new styles and found people have a real connection with my ‘swimmers’. I think we can all identify with that mix of fear and facing a new challenge. I try and capture the emotions that I find in so many different things, seeing a Robin beside me in the garden, a very spirited dog marching alongside its owner, the face of shall or shan’t i …. I like to use a lot of colour and if possible make you smile!