Originally from the UK I have lived in Nelson for the past 28 years.
I have always loved to draw and paint and coming from a very creative family I can’t remember a time when art was not a central part of my life.
I have learned a great deal from various art classes over the years but am mainly self taught.
My main career (other than being a mum to my two sons) has been with garden design which I have enjoyed for a number of years and definitely viewed as another outlet for my creativity.
I have now decided to focus on my own garden and dedicate most of my time to painting.
Having worked with watercolour and acrylics I loved both mediums but have in the past couple of years found a passion for oils. I enjoy the versatility, flow, luminosity and glow that I believe oil paint allows.
My painting subject is often still life - I have a fascination for shape, pattern, light and shadow and the effect all of these have with the play of colour.
I also have a small obsession with flower form and more recently have focussed on painting large images trying to capture the intricacies and depths of the individual blooms.
I have been happy to sell my work both online and through local galleries
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