"Creating art is a very individual and emotional journey and has remained my biggest passion, a place to lose myself and be myself completely"
 
I am a Hampshire based artist, working from my studio at home, where I live with my family and Cookie the chocolate lab. I like to combine learned techniques with individual creation, often with a dramatic, even abstract approach to that of a photograph captured.
My interpretations are in the medium of acrylic and pastels, loving the use of vibrant colour to bring an energy to my work, to inspire my audience and bring a room to life! 
I have a huge connection to wildlife and nature, in particular the characteristics and spirit of animals. Refreshingly unaware of how incredibly beautiful they are, it is all about survival. Bringing out the essence of my subject is my passion. Captivated from my first moments travelling to Africa and South Africa, I have captured some beautiful moments on camera of wildlife in their natural habitat. I have also been lucky to have worked with British wildlife at Wildlife Aid, which has given me a greater understanding of the incredible challenges that are being faced in our natural world. It is important to me to support charities in conservation and protection of our wildlife with my work.
I am a member of the Farnham Art Society, exhibit work through local galleries and exhibitions including Farnham, AppArt and recently at a number of Art Fairs and sell internationally.
I have enjoyed working in collaboration with the talented wildlife artist Sally Goodden, to create colourful and engaging themed walls of art at the children’s Minor Injury Units in Southampton and Portsmouth.
I am also delighted to be one of the 4 members of the ‘WILD’ collaboration working with Fiona Pearce, Lisa Bartlett and Penny Fleet.
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