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
I teach all classes on-site, in my beautiful, purpose-built garden studio.
These sessions are a wonderful way for children aged 7 to 14 to have fun and connect with other children in a small group, in a structured, creative session.
I run four children's classes each week:
Monday- Y3/4 5- 6pm
Tuesdays- Y7-9 5- 6.30pm
Wednesdays- Y5/6 5- 6.30pm
Thursdays- Y5/6 4.30- 6pm
The classes cost £15 each for the older children, and £12 for the younger children's shorter classes. Payment is made for the course of 6 or 7 weeks. I provide all the materials and I am DBS checked and fully insured.