Originally from Cheshire, I attained an art foundation with distinction at Manchester before moving to Brighton to pursue my lifelong interest in art. I completed an Honours Degree in Graphic Design and Illustration however my love of painting took me in a different direction. My paintings are an exploration of rich colour, mood and light with a special interest in reflections. I paint and teach still life, portraiture and landscape, working in acrylic and building layers of paint to achieve a finish similar to that of oils without extended drying times and solvents. Recently I have discovered water based oils and am now busy exploring a whole new way of working in this medium.
I like to work with all kinds of subject matter for exhibition purposes but particularly enjoy the challenges involved when working to specification on a commission. I have worked for clients both in the UK and Europe.
I having been teaching children and adults for many years, both as individuals and in groups of up to thirty, including students studying to GCSE and Degree levels. Art to me is anticipation, excitement, exploration, frustration, surprise, meditation and achievement. I teach to help others explore their own creativity and experience the same joy that I feel when working at my art. My aim is to share my knowledge and techniques to assist students to find their own way of working, experimenting with the many different types of media available. I have an AET level 3 teaching qualification.
You will find me at; The Dupont Art Club in Blatchington Rd, Hove and Lawrence Art School, Kingsthorpe Rd, Hove.
Dupont Art Club