'Rain fading, Barmouth, Wales'
'Late afternoon, Spanish garden'
As an artist all my life, my paintings result from my own responses to natural forms,
particularly flowers/plants, land and seascapes.
I sell my original paintings,prints and greeting cards throughout North London galleries,
shops, craft fairs and studio Art sales.
Drawing on these experiences as a working water-colour Artist and Teacher, my adult and children's classes run separately from my own studio in N8.
In small groups, we will be exploring a wide range of techniques and different mediums.
The end results will be your own original Artworks, ready to frame and hang in your home.
'Glory (fire) Lily'
'Secret Island, Dumfries and Galloway'
'Rain fading' and'Secret island' were painted 'on the spot'. Dealing with ever changing weather conditions, (including the paper nearly blowing away!) evoke strong memories linked to the act of producing these paintings which I find particularly interesting.
'Late afternoon' was inspired by Santiago Rusinol's incredible oil painting in the R.A. 'Painting the modern garden' exhibition.
'Glory Lily' was a direct response to the flower, but executed on a much larger scale. By building up layers of water-colour, I achieved the intensity of colour and texture I was searching for.
Examples of my Work
Starting with my H.N.D. in Illustration and graphics from Reigate School of Art and Design, I moved to London to work for Warner Bros. as a Film promotion Illustrator and Graphic designer. Examples of my work include adverts for the original 'Batman' film, as well as producing the end credits for Stanley Kubrick's 'Full Metal Jacket'.
Alongside this I worked as an Illustrator in advertising, magazines and packaging design.
E.g. The floral water-colour illustration for Max Factor's 'Le Jardin' perfume range.
I have worked for a number of years at local Harringey schools as an Art teacher to Infant and Primary years in Painting/ Drawing and 3-d model making classes. Also, as a local lead Artist during School Annual Art Weeks.
I have also worked as a Junior School Teaching Assistant and as an Exam Lead Invigilator for Highgate Wood
Arts and Drama Secondary School, London N8 and at the University of Law, Moorgate, Central London.
Artist (all my life!)
My artworks result from detailed responses to natural forms, particularly flowers/plants, wildlife, human figures/portraiture, land and seascapes.
I curently sell my own original paintings/prints, and greeting cards through my joint and solo Exhibitions and
through North London Galleries, shops and craft fairs.
I am also available for Private Commissions including your Wedding/Civil Partnership bouquets, all executed in quality water-colours.
Unique mementos of your special day. Please contact me for details. Commissions start from £300.
'Golden Roses Interior' commission 'Jungle Flowers' Special Birthday commission
'Roses, Calla lilies and Delphiniums' bouquet with scent haze commission.