Hello, and welcome to my website!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
As I write this, there's only one week to go until Christmas so I'll be running my last market stall of the year on Colchester High Street on Christmas Eve (Yes! Really!) For anyone who feels like coming down for that hard to get, perfect, last minute gift, I'd love to welcome you to our pitch (just outside Barclays Bank, at the "water tower" end of the High St) between 9.30 am and 2.30 pm.
I'll also be handing over a couple of Christmas commissions that were ordered as gifts. Although there will be no time for any more painting, I will be offering £95 "gift commission" vouchers for a unique portrait of a loved pet. Simply purchase a voucher, give it to your friend, family member or loved one as a gift and they can redeem it by contacting me, following the instructions on the voucher and send me the photograph that they would like me to paint. I will turn that image into a 14" x 10" painting (price excludes postage and packing)
I'm intending to be back on the High Street early in 2017, but I need to spend a few weeks painting some of the pictures I've had in the planning stage for some time now. As soon as I have a confirmed return date, I'll put full details on here, so please check back often
Art on the Prom 2016 - Felixstowe seafront
HUGE thank you to everyone who came to see me on Sept 4th down at the
seafront during a windy but wonderfully dry Sunday. It was lovely to be next door to my brother for once - especially since we were very grown up and resisted the temptation to throw buns at each other!
May 23rd ~ 28th - Ipswich Tourist Information Centre - "Not so Blue"
From Monday 23rd through til Saturday 28th I exhibited many of my works (originals, prints, cards and bookmarks) in the dedicated exhibition area towards the rear of the Ipswich Tourist Information Centre in the beautiful, old converted St Stephens Church right in the centre of town.
In trying to raise as much money as possible for the Blue Cross for Pets charity - as you can see from my pictures, their's is a cause very close to my heart - I held a raffle with a prize of a framed A4 print (exact image to be chosen by the winner) and donated a proportion of the profit from sales. The winning ticket will be drawn on the first day of my Open Studio and I'll announce the winners name on here
Colchester Market update.
Immediately after the Open Studios finishes I'll be back on Colchester High Street on Saturdays, starting on 2nd July. I
am so pleased to report that my "experiment" with taking the stall on
Colchester market has been, in my opinion, a great success. I've sold
quite a lot of cards and prints but, more importantly, I've met and
chatted with some lovely people who seem to really enjoy the fact that my stall is something different. I've even been given a couple of commissions, which is nice!
10th February 2016
Five new images added (and several more in the pipeline!) I've completed several commissions recently, with a couple of them already being some of my favourites.
18th October 2015
I've put Facebook links on some of the key pages of my website so if you'd like to be kept even more up to date with my art (and you have your own Facebook account), simply click on the "f" and once you're on my Facebook art page, hit the "Like" button.
16th October 2015:
"Art at Arlingtons" - I was really happy to be asked to be an exhibitor at Arlingtons Brasserie in Ipswich from 16th October to 16th November. Alongside 4 or 5 other artists, I had 9 originals on show in the beautiful surroundings of the Brasserie Gallery - which was originally a purpose built museum of Natural History and a Lecture Hall, created to bring education to the populace of Ipswich.
Further information about this fascinating Brasserie can be found on their website, here.
"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 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.
I've developed some rather unique methods for creating beautiful gift cards and bookmarks. I've put full details on this page
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 six 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!
I 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 'contact' page.