Hello, and welcome to my website!
Firstly, my apologies for not keeping up to date with my website! I can scarcely believe that it is almost the summer of 2022. The last two years seemed to pass by so quickly, yet dragged on so terribly all at the same time. I really hope that Covid has not been too unkind to you but I know that hundreds of thousands of people have lost loved ones, sometimes under the most difficult of lock-down circumstances.
However, things are seeming to get back to normal and, at the time of writing, I have just had my first weekend of exhibiting as part of Suffolk Open Studios 2022. My house has, again, been turned upside down and inside out to remake it into an art gallery and I hope that some of you might be able to pay me a visit during any June weekend (11.00 - 17.00). Following that, I'm really excited that Art on the Prom is back to Felixstowe's seafront on the first Sunday in September because all of my usual opportunities to exhibit my art were cancelled for over 2 years, including local art shows, Suffolk Open Studios and Art on the Prom. This certainly doesn't mean that I'd stopped my artistic endeavours but it did allow me to slow down the treadmill of painting and knock the garden into shape!
I was happy to gain some nice commission work during lockdown and I've added a couple of those images to the "what's new" gallery under "My Art"
New: Damage and repairs
Note to anyone in possession of one of my original paintings on canvas: I've added a new page with some comments on damage and/or subsequent repairs so if anyone has a painting that has "gone through the mill" then please look at the page and get in touch
During the second half of 2019 I tutored a couple of painting workshops for local art groups and received some lovely feedback from the participants. Now that life is getting back to something approaching normal I hope to run some more in the future! Please feel free to contact me if you would be interested in arranging a class, workshop or even one to one lessons.
I've just uploaded 20 new images and created a new "room" (Special Projects) for my artistic endeavours that can't be described as just "paintings". I hope you like them.
I have also agreed to tutor a couple of one day workshops with local art groups during 2019. I'm really excited about this - I've given the occasional 1 on 1 lessons and group lessons in the past and always thoroughly enjoyed the sessions. I get a huge kick from seeing budding artists (of all ages) leave with one or two completed canvases under their arms at the end of the day.
I'm currently hard at work on some commissions and preparing for what, to me, is the start of the exhibition season - the Needham Market Art Exhibition in Needham's Community Hall over the long Easter weekend. About me
My art is heavily influenced by my surroundings - the beautiful
countryside, villages and people of Suffolk, UK. I have a particular
affinity for animals and my five cats provide
endless inspiration as they play and explore. I also like to experiment with more avant garde abstracts and
architecture, and occasionally like to dabble in sculptural pieces made
from everyday objects, glass and even bone.
I received a BA Hons in Art in 2004, studying as a mature
student whilst bringing up 5 children and looking after the menagerie. Phew!
hope you enjoy looking at my work and find something to interest you.
If you do, please feel free to e-mail me - the details are on my
"Uniquely Away" magazine article
I'm really excited that Uniquely magazine decided to devote a 2 page spread to me in their Summer 2015 edition - and I love the results! Have a read for yourself and let me know what you think by coming back and sending me a message! The article can be found on page 28 of the magazine, here
If you want to move on directly to viewing my pictures, click on the "My Art" link, above, from where you can choose between the various galleries and/or subcategories. To check on price and availability of the works, just keep on drilling down on the image thumbnails until all the details appear.