As far back as I can remember, I had a love of making art and after an early career in the hotel industry and then a life dedicated to bringing up my two children, I finally realised my ambition of becoming an ‘Artist’ when I graduated from Bucks New University in 2009 with a First Class Honours degree in Fine Art Practice.
My four year course was undertaken at Amersham college where I had the opportunity to experience many different means of expression, including photography, printmaking and sculpture. Since completing my degree, and in searching for my identity as an artist, I have found that the way I see the world has been transformed and that my love of drawing and painting with watercolour has prevailed.
Scorched Pendeli Athens
Stemming from my love of black and white drawings with charcoal and pencil I have also developed a love of etching, a medium I pursue at a print studio in Kew.
Over the last couple of years I have found that underpinning the imagery in my work is the idea that familiar and prosaic objects, events and places are always potentially fascinating and strange. I try to highlight the everyday and common place to evoke something special and extraordinary.
Over the last few years I have exhibited widely in the local area, taking part in Bucks Open Studios, Art in Woodstock and also in Galleries at Great Missenden, Berkhamsted, Leytonstone and the Obsidian Gallery in Stoke Mandeville. I have also had work in The Discerning Eye exhibition, and most recently at the annual show of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, both at the Mall Galleries in London.
How doth the little busy bee
In June, I will be taking part in the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year show at the Mall Galleries where I will be showing three etchings of Bees, little creatures I am finding more and more fascinating…
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