Painter using Gouache watercolour and Artisan water-based Oils; drawing and embroidery animals. Portraits also.
I love to create art! I make a blog on my website about creativity.
Recently I took part in the Portraits for NHS Heroes initiative, started by artist Tom Croft. I made a total of 5 portraits. My first of these portraits of Deanna, was shown in the Herald newspaper online May 2020. My second portrait of Dr Kate Ridley was exhibited online in the google arts and culture website in August 2020.
https://artsandculture.google.com/project/healthcare-heroes (type in search for Dr Kate Ridley to see!)
I am retired, enjoying art. As a teenager, I spent an academic year in the Fine Art group on the Foundation course at Plymouth College of Art and Design. This allowed me to gain confidence. I have enjoyed art since, throughout my working life. I was a healthcare professional and I used art to relax with. I am sometimes commissioned for portraits of people or their pets. You can see examples of these on my website, facebook or instagram pages. Currently, I am using the Artisan water-based oil colours on canvas to explore painting portraits or landscapes. At times, it is also fun to simply paint from my imagination and see what can happen. I like to paint or sketch scenery outdoors. Often I begin outdoors and then I develop work at my home, to completion, when the weather is inclement.