I have always had a keen interest in art since early childhood and have always been very creative; drawing, doodling or painting on various materials. I studied art and ceramics until my late teens and then won a place at Berkshire College of Art & Design in Maidenhead, but pursued a different career for financial reasons very sadly. I am virtually self taught but have learnt skills and techniques from other artists and have created a style of my own, using bright and vibrant colour in most of my paintings.
My passion for my art returned when I first moved to France in 2001. I learnt the skill of porcelain painting, taught by a professional Limoges porcelain painter in Toulouse for a couple of years. In 2010 an artist friend re-introduced me to watercolour painting and another one to acrylic painting. I decided that acrylic painting was for me and I enjoy the versatility of the paint and textures that can be created. I also enjoy drawing and am a keen photographer.
I was born in London and lived most of my life in Berkshire and Oxfordshire and spent some years in Australia and Singapore. I now live in the Languedoc Rousillion region (South of France). The light, land and seascapes locally provide much of the inspiration for my work.
I am very happy to take on commissions. I sell my paintings all over the world and despite living in France, most of my paintings sent via Registered post will reach the purchaser in the UK within 5 days (depending on Bank Holidays, weather etc). I do hope that you have enjoyed my page and thank you.