I find inspiration in the patterns, textures and colours of the natural world. The aim of my work is to share my delight in the beauty to be found in the small details all around us - in trees, plants, flowers and roots, rock, stone and water. I also enjoy working on animal subjects, trying to convey their individual personalities.
Coloured pencil is my favourite medium, so straightforward to use it enables me to concentrate on the image rather than the technique. I am a member of the UK Coloured Pencil Society.
I believe that experiment and play bring fun and creativity to art, and I enjoy trying out a wide variety of subjects, styles and media alongside my more traditional work.
I have exhibited for many years with Southern Nature and at a number of well-established shows local to my Hampshire home.
2020 brought much success when one of my Fallen Leaves series was a category winner in the national SAA Artists of the Year competition. My work was selected for exhibition at the St Barbe Open for the fifth year running, and for the Southampton Art Gallery Open exhibition for the second time.
In 2017 one of my coloured pencil drawings was shortlisted in the National Open Art competition, and in 2015 two graphite drawings were accepted and hung at the Society of Graphic Fine Art DRAW15 exhibition.
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Unique original works together with a selection of affordable high-quality prints and greetings cards are available from my online shop.
I also take commissions for pet portraits, with many delighted clients.