It’s all in my genes! I started to draw aged 3 and learnt by watching my Dad, who is an artist and old fashioned signwriter. I would play with my Dad’s paints and pencils and get into trouble drawing on the wall paper and in books. I am not formally trained other than a GCSE O level in Art. I love all mediums (Charcoal, watercolour, acrylics, oils, digital and mixed media). I also sculpt in clay and have carved in stone and chalk. I love figurative work as well as local landscapes. I enjoy making my pictures tell a story. I love the work of Carravaggio (his use of light and shade) and Stanley Spencer (rhythm in lines and narrative). I also love archaeology and how ancient art was used to tell stories.
I have neglected my talent whilst focusing on my career in Finance for 30 + years, but am rekindling my love of art now that I have retired. My Dad (key influence on my art) has given me all his charcoals and oils and an unfinished landscape to finish (a daughter and father piece). Wareham Art Club is a wonderful collective of local artists, with differing styles and a great inspiration for me. I hope to find the inspiration to finish that Daughter Father painting.