I’ve been painting since childhood and have illustrated, studied, travelled and won several awards with the UK Fine Art Trade Guild.
I paint in a small studio in on the South Devon coast. Looking out of my studio window I feel grateful to be an artist with the opportunity to make my passion a career.
I grew up in small rural community in Devon. I learnt that drawing always made me feel happy,I would sit for hours drawing on scraps of paper with my Grandmother who was a glass engraver, when I paint now it instills that same feeling of home in me.
After studying Illustration I travelled to Scotland to become part of a remote arts commune, experimenting with painting techniques out in nature and exploring how to communicate through my images.
My lifelong passion for figure drawing was fulfilled when I was accepted to study in Florence Italy, becoming a student of academic portraiture at the Atelier of the Florence Art Academy.
I have gained a huge amount of experience with portraiture from working on commissioned paintings in London and internationally for luxury events for some wonderful people. My artwork has been published internationally with sell-out exhibitions in London, New York, Dallas and Dubai. The first set of my limited edition prints published by a major publisher sold out within weeks.
For me the artwork I create and my daily practice of yoga are interlinked: My figurative paintings are a joyous expression of my wild surroundings and the benefits of the practice of yoga to mind, body and soul.
I use a fresh natural palette from my surroundings and create sketches of the wild flowers on my walks, these inspire me to create my works on paper and canvas back in my studio.
Working with a mixed media technique I apply thin washes of acrylic paints to infuse the canvas with rich stains of colour, this creates form, then Inks and pastels and finally gold embellishment add luminosity. In the final stages there is a quiet calm where the finished image opens up to reveal it's own inner radiance.
Art has continued to be a trusted friend to me through good and difficult times in my life, making me who I am I hope my artwork brings you joy, I send a huge thank you to all collectors who have my artwork in their homes and have supported and followed my work.