I trained and worked as a Fashion Designer for many years, but I always longed for the day when I could concentrate fully on my painting, so when Andrew and I moved to Frome nearly six years ago I took the opportunity to start painting full time. A lot of my work is in oils with some elements of mixed media. Because I have approached this stage with a design background rather than a Fine Art one, it obviously show in elements of my work; I think especially in my love of texture. I am also mad keen on the use of reflective elements in my art which result in the piece taken on different looks depending on the light or lack of it.
About 18 months ago I sign up for a local life drawing class as
I had never had an opportunity to do this before and I also wanted the discipline of having to draw a specific subject, so far I have really enjoyed it. My latest project is working on a set of printed canvas, I've found that not only has this enabled me to offer my art at a more affordable price but it has given me the opportunity to try out ideas without losing the original.