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 at Birmingham City University. 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. It’s a positive cycle.
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.
Over the past year I have exhibited several times at Slate Art Gallery and East Lodge Gallery and will be taking part in Warwickshire Open Studios and Art in The Park this summer for the first time. I also love teaching children and currently run an after school Art Class at Whitnash Primary School.
I am always very happy to discuss a commission if you would like to get in touch.