Arresting, colourful landscapes, flora and fauna hand painted on silk
When and how did you become an artist?
I’ve been creating and making all my life but uninspired by art classes when I was at school, I only took up painting in my early thirties when looking for a new outlet for my creative energies and some time away from the kids. What started as a pleasant hobby has taken me on an amazing journey of discovery and experimentation. I am largely self-taught but have, in recent years, taken courses both locally and at the Slade School of Art in London.
Who or what are your inspirations and why?
My inspiration primarily comes from the patterns and shapes found in the natural world and like to experiment with their scale and context, attempting to create works that communicate my energy, enthusiasm and sense of fun to the viewer.
If you could go for a drink with anyone, living or dead, who would it be and why?
I'd definitely go for my good friends Marie-Anne Leonard, Harriet Brittaine and Stephanie James aka the Art on the Street team. Great friends and great fun :-)
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