Born and brought up on a small farm in the Cotswolds I have been lucky to be surrounded by beautiful landscapes and many field and farmyard residents. At Cherry Orchard Farm we had chickens, ducks, sheep, cattle, donkeys, cats and dogs. Inspiration was everywhere, and from a young age I was always creative.
I studied Art all through my school years, and was lucky to have very inspirational teachers. I went straight from A-levels into another passion, Picture Framing. I have worked at Cotswold Art Supplies in Stow-on-the-Wold ever since, and love the variety it provides. Serving local artists in the shop and advising on the extensive number of mediums is very rewarding. As is the framing side of the business. It all keeps my artistic flare current, and ideas fluent.
My work hours have lessened since starting a family, as priorities change! However painting has always remained a constant. I can always find an odd hour to put new ideas down on paper or canvas. I am also well-used locally as a children’s face painter!
However I am probably best known for my trademark comical pigs, nosy cows, and wonky donkeys. I love to show the amusing sides of farmyard animals. Showing the glint in an eye, or painting the sheen on a nose is the key to creating personality in my particular subject.
I especially relish painting peoples pets. Getting the character right is crucial and I enjoy the challenge and the fantastic feeling of getting it right! I work in many different mediums -; oils, watercolours, pastels and pen and ink.
I paint in my small studio in the beautiful village of Mickleton and I organise and take part in many exhibitions throughout the year. I have a good mailing list of faithful art lovers and always welcome new additions. If you would like to be added to the mailing list please e-mail me.