My interest and education in art has been life-long. I have always loved drawing and painting and in recent years have been more able to commit to further developing my skills and techniques and reigniting my passion for painting.
I work from my home studio, painting mainly in oils on canvas. As my use of media has evolved – from watercolour to acrylics to oils – so has my style, which combines realism with looser, more expressive brush work. The boundless beauty of nature and everyday things we see around us inspires my work. With animals and portraits, I aim to capture expression in the eyes and character of my subject. Landscapes are inspired by the estuary coastline, woodlands & fields, and also the beautiful sunsets and clouds that add colour and drama to the skies.
In all my work colour and light are key elements.