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I came to painting about 10 years ago after many years of working with clay, batik, textiles and digitally via a graduate job as a product designer. For the last 15 years I have run my own costume hire business from home- designing and making and hiring costumes. My passion for painting and drawing has overtaken all the other mediums I have worked with in the past, my work has taken on a 'style' which I am keen to develop further. As for many painters past and present- St Ives in Cornwall is one of my main sources of inspiration, I sketch and take photographs whilst I am there to use to paint from in my studio at home.
I enjoy painting wildflowers and costal scenes. Recently I have developed series of oil pastel drawings of boats in St ives harbour. The medium allows me to capture the intense colours of the painted boats and the shapes in the sand and water as the light catches the surface. I also work on canvas with acrylics and oils, there is some thing very therapeutic about applying paint to a canvas, leaving a mark, creating shapes, expressing colour and light. I am always excited to see what I can do next!