Original artwork - arts and crafts
A self-taught artist who paints for pure pleasure. Enjoys sharing ideas, learning new techniques, trying out new media. Continues to learn and develop skills and ideas by reviewing the work of others, studying the masters, YouTube videos, visiting art exhibitions and subscribing to excellent art magazines.
Art must have movement, energy, depict a mood, or tell a story, provide a connection. Artists who recreate photographic representations are admirable for their skills and patience in detailing every hair. Unless this representation adds something, what is the point?
Art is a sanctum, an escape. Provides an environment where there is no structure, timetable, social media, pressure, intellectual thought . JUST BEING.
“It is important to express oneself...provided the feelings are real and are taken from your own experience.” Berthe Morisot
Mother and Child
Acrylic painting in memory of my Mum. She was beautiful.
Originally from Manchester, live in Dorset with the lovely Fred, husband of 35 years
Professional project and programme management trainer/consultant
Mad runner completing several 10 mile and Half Marathons with the Verwood Runners
I paint for pure pleasure
This is my most favourite indoor space, where I escape everyday life. It is based in a converted attic with two windows in the roof that provides natural light. There are three works in progress, which is normal for me. The hares and robins are a idea that I'm trying out are being worked in oils. Currently trying solve problems with the stags, the are not cooperating!
Acrylic art using the media in its purest form. Often use an abstract approach to the use of colour.
Abstract technique, using a combination of colours and applications that provide interesting, unpredictable results
Abstract acrylic flow background is used to represent landscapes, or seascapes, with subjects painted in a traditional style
Traditional watercolour painting. This painting was created using the hake brush
Use of soft, hard and PanPastels. Intense colours provides vibrant art
Abstract art using a palette knife. Application is free form, applying colour at random