I have had a passion for painting since 2004 when I started attending classes and workshops around the Cotswolds and in London at The Pastel Society and I have received a lot of inspirational input from established Cotswold artists.
My inspiration: my art-work expresses my love of nature, particularly the changing perspective on the landscape and coastline through the seasons, and also the cat and bird life in my garden! My still life studies are a great outlet for my love of colour. Colour and texture are strong elements of what inspires me and I like the intensity of colour that is possible from working with acrylics and watercolour combined with soft pastels. More recently I have been experimenting with mixed media including collage and print-making, techniques which increase the opportunity for interesting textural effects.
In more recent years, I have become inspired by working in mosaics which has added a new dimension to my use of colour and texture. I create 2D and 3D pieces both for indoors and the garden using a mixture of media including ceramic and glass tiles, crockery, china, beads and coloured glass.