I would work in the summer
months and travel and paint in the winter. It was during
this time that I began to work on larger scale oil paintings.
the late 90’s I moved to
Fowey in Cornwall with my husband and our little girl and
it was during this time that I began to paint seriously
again and using a different technique and medium. Over
the last few years my work has developed and changed into
the recognisable style that people know today.
Travels and sketchbooks
In the last couple of years I have combined my love of travel
and painting by visiting beautiful locations in Venice,
Provence, Greece, The Azores and Scotland. I always take
my sketch books and paints with me and enjoy working in
different landscapes and have produced small collections
from each location.
In the next few years I hope to find
new and interesting places to paint both in Cornwall and
abroad. Working outside with an instant style, painting is
always a constant challenge, ever changing, wonderful and
sometimes frustrating but I love it!
Living and working in Cornwall
I am an artist who is very much influenced by the landscape
that surrounds me. I need to live and work in Cornwall
as it is my greatest inspiration. Whenever I am finding
painting difficult or struggling to find inspiration I
grab my sketchbook, go for a long walk and find that my
ideas come flowing.
My sketchbooks are where my paintings
start whether it’s
a quick watercolour, a line drawing or even a written note
to myself to remind me later of my feelings and thoughts.