Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.
I love to paint pets and botanical scenes, such as gardens.
In painting a pet portrait, I seek to find and show the character of the animal. I find it hugely satisfying recreating the detail in their coat, or the shine in their eyes or nose.
When I paint landscapes I consider my style semi-abstract and impressionistic. In all my work you'll see that colour plays a huge role.
I use mainly acrylic paints, but I also enjoy the looseness of watercolours and inks.
In 2021 I was a Wildcard on the Sky Landscape Artist of the Year programme. It was a real privilege and a fantastic experience to see behind the scenes!
The Art Studio
The Art Studio art classes give adults and children the opportunity to discover and develop their creativity, increasing their skills of observation and application of a wide range of different media.
Activities include drawing, painting, printing, collage, mixed media
and 3D techniques, in small groups of no more than 8 children or 8 adults.
Abilities range from beginners, to more experienced artists who may have not picked up a paintbrush since they had a bit more 'Me Time'! The sessions are always carried out in a relaxed setting, with the emphasis on fun and exploration, as well as the development of skills.
Children, in particular, will benefit from gaining a deeper understanding of the world around them, through learning about different artists and art styles- in different cultures and throughout history.
The Art Studio is based in my beautiful garden studio at my home in Charlton Kings, Cheltenham. I am next to the River Chelt and an abundance of wildlife!
The following photos are of children creating. See the Adult Classes page for more information about the adults' sessions.
A Safe Space
Focus and Enjoyment
Fun and Encouragement