"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.
I have a huge connection to wildlife and nature, in particular the characteristics and spirit of animals, in thriving environments, and sadly more and more aware of the vulnerable situations being faced. To bring out the personality and beauty of my subject, that is totally unaware of it, is my passion. I have been lucky to work with British wildlife at Wildlife Aid. Understanding the characteristics and challenging situations they have to face. I have captured some beautiful moments on camera of wild animals in their natural habitat. I was captivated from my first moments travelling to Africa and South Africa. I later create my interpretation in the medium of acrylic and pastels. I love the use of vibrant colour to bring energy and excitement to my work, to captivate my audience and bring a room to life!
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 now selling internationally. Keep an eye on my upcoming events page to see where I will be exhibiting next. It is important to me to support charities in conservation and protection of our wildlife with my work.
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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