A little about me...
I've been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember - it's something I love to do. My initial art training was at the Aberystwyth School of Art. Since then I've been the lucky recipient of many words and techniques of wisdom from lots of art tutors on courses I've attended. My professional life has been completely different, wending my way through many diverse but totally enjoyable paths.
Over the years, I've gradually dedicated more of my time to producing and promoting my artwork. It's something I always wanted to do when growing up, and maybe it's time to live a little of that dream!
Geography has influenced my artistic activities as until recently I've lived between south-west England and the Isle of Skye. When in Scotland I'm moved and inspired by the beautiful scenery - especially the views towards the outer Hebrides. In England, I focused more on the life drawings and any abstracts that arise from workshops I attend (the large swirling abstracts are drawn from people). I think each style feeds the other and for me, as long as I'm creating, I'm learning and hopefully becoming better at what I do. Pastels are my main medium when working from a subject, I love the way they work for me on the paper. Inks are different again; I usually work with those when creating abstract pictures from photos or an idea on a much smaller scale. I'm looking forward to seeing how my artwork develops as my husband and I live on the Isle of Skye all the time now.
Outside of creating art I like to run, do yoga, watch fabulous films and books that make me think and chuckle.
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