I have always had a passion for art using a colourful and defined approach for self-expression. Through years of working in the creative world I have gained a wide range of experiences in different fields of fine arts. I generally depict the human figure in a variety of styles and mediums, sometimes incorporating otherworldly archetypes and the life force of the deva world into my work. I honour the challenge of expressing the spirit within, always trying to capture a mood and feeling in each piece.
‘Girl wearing bandana’
Predominately portraiture and figurative paintings.
We are a group who meet on Thursday afternoons. We sculpt in wood and stone, but mainly in clay. We vary in age from the twenties to eighties, and are all learning new skills. Some of us have been professionally trained, some have been doing this sort of thing all their lives, and some are newcomers. Many also paint.
I have been drawing and painting all my life and have developed several different techniques, which make art accessible to a wide variety of people. My work includes original evocative pencil, pen and watercolours of the local buildings, churches and landscapes surrounding us in Shropshire, countryside animals and fish and intricate designs incorporating children’s names. These are available as originals, prints and cards.
I work and teach Chinese Brush painting. The oldest painting art form in the world. The work reflects the beauty of nature it’s insects, flowers, plants and landscape. Using simple brush strokes to speak volumes. The paintings are done on Xuan paper and mounted in a traditional style.
I am primarily inspired by colour and the concept of light on colours. Through my work, I explore combinations of colours, shades and tones using a variety of medium. In fact it is the variety of techniques, materials and tools with which that interest me. I work with enamels and metals to create unique pieces of jewellery and figures. I work with wool to create felted pictures. I work with glass to create leaded and copper foil stained glass pictures and sun catchers.
As you might expect from someone who spent their childhood in Cornwall, my art is mostly inspired by nature, whether it be wildlife, the sea or a beautiful landscape. I am also known for my commission work as a pet portrait artist, which demands a keen eye to capture a pet’s true likeness and character. Much of my work displays detailed realism, particularly my paintings of animals and birds, however, I also like to adopt a looser style when the mood takes me. I work in acrylics, pastels or watercolour, choosing the medium I think will work best with my subject or vice versa.
Textile design and paint combine to produce a vibrant and contemporary collection. My work begins with sketchbook studies whilst out and about, which are then developed back in the studio to create works that have a sense of place and time, allowing each viewer to experience a different view. Many works are also available as affordable, limited edition prints, greeting cards, cushions, coasters etc.
My jewellery is crafted from sparkling sterling silver with splashes of luxurious gold and gemstones. I design and make eclectic pieces for strong, free spirits who appreciate the beauty of nature and aren’t slaves to the latest trend. I am inspired by the surrounding Shropshire countryside and all things nature. My handmade jewellery is giftable and wearable for any occasion.