A little bit about me
I have always loved drawing and painting since I was a child. When I was a teenager I was offered a place on a Fine Art degree course but couldn't accept as in those days it meant leaving home and as we were a close-knit family I wasn't allowed to go. I then started work in a totally different sector then raised a family and got my A level art in my spare time. When the children grew older I decided to retrain by taking a BTEC National Diploma in Photography and Imaging and came out with Distinction, Merit, Merit, the Distinction being the “Art” part of the photography course! By chance I attended a pastel wildlife workshop and it reawakened my desire to paint. My images are taken from all walks of life; I love to capture a moment in time that would otherwise be just a distant memory.
Wildlife and nature inspires me as I love animals. It is so important for future generations to see all these animals and I greatly admire work undertaken by charities to preserve wildlife. Too many times we hear of them being ill-treated so I would love to raise awareness of these beautiful animals with my Artwork.
I am a member of Marwell International Wildlife Art Society and the TWASI Wildlife Art Society, also The Society of Equestrian Artists.
Among my own childhood memories are the excitement of having pets and we were always surrounded by cats, dogs and small animals. Now my daughter is a keen Horsewoman and has her own horses which I am fortunate to be able to use as inspiration for my Artwork as well as two cats of my own.
My Artwork is linked to my own photography with my present work being Pastel on Velour.