Like many people I was unable to indulge properly in my love of painting until I
retired from work. I studied art at school but then other studies and work got in
the way! So there was a lengthy break until about ten years ago when I was grounded
due to ill health for a couple of months and a friend gave me a watercolour “starter
set” to keep me occupied.
I have never looked back!
I enjoy watercolours and love the clear fresh colour they produce, but I also work
with acrylics and enjoy the freedoms they allow. I am not sure which medium I prefer,
but when I see something I want to paint there is never any doubt in my mind as to
which medium will work best for me.
I now work with fused glass as well and have a small kiln at home. Glass presents
different challenges from painting, but I adore the colours and effects that glass
allows. I love experimenting with glass!
I exhibit regularly at local Art Society shows and have won several awards for my
work, including the Leisure Painter award at Patchings in 2010. I also held a very
successful solo show in Hythe in 2011. I have taken part in Bucks Open Studios (now
Bucks Art Weeks) each year since 2011. This summer I will be exhibiting at the Green
Dragon Eco Farm MK18 3LA along with 10 other artists. I have sold my work both in
the UK and abroad.
As you will see from my gallery, I have not specialised in any one topic for my paintings.
If I see something and am inspired by it, then I will have a go at painting it!