I am an artist & illustrator from Surrey UK.
From a very young age I have been passionate about painting and drawing. I used to love looking through picture books as a child and dreamed of being the person who drew the pictures....that passion remains with me to this day.
I studied illustration for 5 years, gaining a HND in wildlife illustration from Dyfed college of art and then a BA Hons in illustration from Plymouth University. I also gained a PGCE in art education.
After spending 18 years bringing up my family, and surviving cancer, I finally returned to working full time as an artist in 2012. I work regularly on private commissions and have sold many of my canvases in the Uk and overseas. Two years ago I exhibited my work at an International Contemporary Art exhibition on the Kings Rd, Chelsea and last year I exhibited at the Reading Contemporary Art Fair. This year i exhibited at Surrey Contemporary Art Fair.
I love working in many mediums, but acrylic and pencil remain my favourite. I love creating fun, happy, bright, colourful, work that brings a smile to your face every time you look at it. I enjoy taking inspiration from the everyday things in life...the simple pleasures.......the first time you put your washing on the line in the spring.....a cat sleeping in the flower bed.... I love life and I hope that this shows through in my paintings.