I returned to art after many years in business and it is now a passion.
For me art is a never-ending journey of exploration and discovery. I have developed a love of collage/mixed media and this is reflected in my work of Guernsey, Kent, Cornwall, London, France and Italy. My by-line is 'affordable, original art'.
Living in Kent, I am surrounded by beautiful countryside and the sea and find inspiration from my love of nature, whether it be flora or fauna and of course, sea and landscapes. I work in all mediums – collage/mixed media, water colours, acrylics, inks, and pastels. My favourite medium is whatever I am working in at that moment as they all have their own individual challenges and I am never ever bored painting in so many exciting mediums. I like to think I look at things slightly differently particularly in my collage/mixed media works as they are completely unique and no one would be able to copy them exactly. I work mainly with papers squirreled from all manner of sources – bus tickets, flyers, ripped out magazine pages, even tooth picks and sweet wrappers – you name it, I will at some time find a use for them! I paint mainly landscapes, cityscapes and seascapes – part accuracy part imagination. I am inspired by whatever captures my eye at the time – whether it is the power of the sea, the light on a sweet pea or the amazing sunsets out of my window.
I exhibit regularly in local art exhibitions and South East Open Studios and last year at at the Ply Gallery, South London and in Norfolk.
My style is certainly not photographic, and someone described it as ‘quirky’ and I am more than happy with that.