I have always been a creative person, as a child I would make Plaster of Paris models and paint and draw, I loved drawing likenesses of famous people. My career was in IT and I would paint as a way of destressing. I was a member of the Bedfordshire Artist's Network for many years until we moved here to Northamptonshire and have exhibited at the Gascoigne Gallery in Harrogate in their ‘Starkers’ exhibition. Now I am retired and have time to pursue my creative side I am enjoying learning other creative skills and especially loving working with polymer clay. It is so versatile, I can create large pieces like wall sculptures and clocks or small delicate jewellery.
I have also rediscovered my love of sewing (thanks to the Great British Sewing Bee for the inspiration to start again) and have found I really enjoy creating bags and wallets, finding wonderful prints and trying out new materials like cork and faux leather is great fun, also the range of hardware now available is inspiring. MY bags and wallets for sale can be found in my Bags and Wallets Shop.
I am fascinated with colour and light, and my paintings reflect this with an emphasis on exploring the effects of strong light and unusual colours on my subjects. I have been painting all my life, gradually developing my painting techniques into the distinctive blend of style and colour I use today.
I am particularly interested in working with the nude figure, capturing and emphasising the curves of the figure through light and colour. My paintings of nudes often have an element of mystery to them, and include silhouettes with the curves edged in light. My paintings are of nudes but are about seeing the beauty of the nude form through the play of light and colour on the figure. You can see many of my original paintings in my Gallery.
I hope you enjoy this site, I am always creating new jewellery or sculptures so please check back soon.
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