Life Drawings in Mixed Media
Landscapes. Mixed Media
Mixed media: collage, acrylic , graphite.
giclee prints of this image are available.
Mixed Media: collage, acrylic, graphite
Giclee prints of this image are available
Life Drawing Quick Sketches
During 2020 and the lockdown, like many artists, I had plenty of time to concentrate on developing my paintings. For me it was very productive as I had time to reflect on what it was that I really loved about painting and what I enjoyed painting the most. Out of this my work is starting to take on a more narrative quality. I am exploring many different strands from my past, my love of painting animals as well as the human figure,my love of allotments and nature. Gradually these are coming togther in my new work. I am excited about where they are heading.
July Open Studios
Currently I am working in acrylics and pastels. During the 2020 lockdown year, my work has gradually developed into a more narrative, dreamlike style. Figures and animals emerging amongst other flora and fauna. I work on a series of paintings at a time, building up multiple layers of acrylic, pencil pastel and washes. The work develops in a very organic way. I have an initial sense of where I am heading but from then on I follow what feels right. Individual pieces are worked on and revisited multiple times.
I originally studied ceramics at the Central School of Art and Design where my final degree show was made up of hand coiled, lidded pots which featured wild animal designs. After leaving art college I set up my own ceramic studio for some years carrying on my love of surface colour and design, handpainting china with my wild animals. During this time I sold my work to shops and Galleries around England and abroad and took part in exhibitions and trade fairs.
After some years I decided on a career change moving into the film industry as a freelance painter and art finisher. Starting out at The Jim Henson Creature Shop in Hampstead, I went on, over the next 26 years, to work on many film productions in the creature effects and prosthetic make up departments.
Since leaving the film industry and moving to Cambridge to be with my partner, Nick, I have been able to focus on my own work again.
I am a member of the Cambridge Drawing Society, the Society of East Anglian Watercolourists. I exhibit regularly as part of Cambridge Open Studios.