I was born in the early 1960s in Cambridgeshire To a mother who was a nurse and a midwife, and a father who worked as a building services engineer. Although I started painting at a very young age, continuing until I was a student at Trent Polytechnic, it wasn’t until 2017 that I again picked up my brushes and developed a renewed passion for oil painting. I loved the impressionist movement with the works of Degas and Renoir particularly capturing my imagination.
To date my most recent work has focussed on portraits, both human and canine and I strive to capture the essence of the character of the person along with a strong physical likeness. Compared to my past works, which were often finely detailed with the use of fine paintbrushes, I have relaxed my style and now achieve minute detail with the overlaying of colours and tones using a larger brush. This allows a darker colour to remain as a fine line by putting a base colour down first and then painting over to leave the finest of detail with just a wisp of dark colour showing through.
As part of this personal renaissance I attended a course at the Slade School of Fine Art (London), and last year a painting ‘en plain air’ art course in south Western France. This has helped to influence my style which continues to evolve. I currently spend my time between my flat in London and studio in Surrey.
I am available for exhibitions and private commission.
Artist, Interior designer, Property developer, Designer, Writer, Aromatherapist, sister, daughter, niece, aunt, and great aunt. Francophile, Traveller, Cook, Listener, Friend.
Member of the RA