My Love Affair With Paint...
"I dream my painting then I paint my dream..." Vincent Van Gogh
I paint all the time. When I'm not painting, I'm thinking about painting. I have more ideas than there are hours in the day!
I began painting and drawing at an early age but decided against any formal art training, choosing instead to develop my talent through self taught means. I consequently moved through the educational system into a successful career in nursing, but later decided to give this up to pursue my art passion full time.
I paint with acrylic for its versatility, favouring high flow fluid acrylics and inks particularly. I adore using bright, bold colours and often team them with contrasting dark backgrounds to really make them pop.
I work from my home studio in Essex with as this is where I am most content, and being at the bottom of the garden, it means I can play my music as loud as I want, which is always a great inspiration.
The rewards I gain from creating art for my collectors, I believe, are very similar to those gained through my nursing: helping people through something within myself.
I endeavour to connect with my audience by providing escapism, reducing stress and promoting feelings of well being. I want my art to make people 'feel': to resonate with it, evoking feelings of happiness, peace and tranquility, or to spark an energy to uplift, heal and inspire. I'm a firm believer of the positive impact art can have on the world and I want to reach out and share it with as many people as I can."