When my children were small I dabbled in pencil and pastels. I always found art a calming influence. I had a real itch to try watercolour but never seemed to have the time to take a course or learn how to do it. Twenty years ago I left my home town and made the move to Cornwall. Being new to the area and not having great health, I decided to try out this watercolour lark. It was not strenuous and I would meet new people. My passion with colour had begun. I very soon graduated to mixed media, finding excitement in anything that made a mark, whipping paper with branches dipped in paint, blowing bubbles in ink tinted soapy water, printing with leaves, ripping hand made papers and putting them in the picture, scraping thick acrylic over paper, canvas, using newspaper, printing through sequin scrim, anything and everything to experiment. I did a BTEC at Saltash College and a BA Hons Fine Art Degree at Plymouth University, sadly bad health reared its head again I had to leave after passing the first year. Again I collapsed and had a scary stay in hospital, I came out the other side so back to the easel, I enjoy my subjects, I am surrounded by the beautiful Cornish countryside, the wildlife, the flowers, the sea. I am truly blessed. I have a furtive imagination and when I am working on a piece, I feel like I almost climb inside as I connect and build my subject on the paper. So out of a bad deal of illness, I now live my life carefully, but surrounded by beauty, doing the thing I love, my children are all grown and married to local people and my grandchildren are growing up in this beautiful place.
Three years ago I found a new medium in acrylic fluid art. I am passionate about it and it is selling very well. I have devoted all my time in learning different techniques and paint mixes that go with them. I specialise in resin finished pieces that dazzle the eye.