I am a self-taught artist who has enjoyed painting and drawing since early childhood. I was born in Taunton, Somerset but due to a military background I have lived in many different countries. I first became a librarian in 1978 as a Civil Servant working for the Ministry of Defence. Later, as an Army Officer's wife, I was a librarian with the Army Library Service and worked in several libraries throughout BAOR. I settled in Suffolk in 1994. I have three grown up children and now have the time to focus on my art.
I use a variety of different media, including charcoal and chalk, acrylic, watercolour, dry watercolour pencils and pen and ink, but my preference is graphite pencil. My work covers a variety of subjects including buildings and ruins, wildlife, the Suffolk landscape, portraits and figure drawing. What inspires me? Life!
I am happy to accept commissions which are worked from photographs with the greatest attention to detail. Any subject would be considered.
My first solo exhibition was in 2008 at the Makespace Gallery, Saxmundham. Friend and respected fellow artist, Chris Newson, was the man who helped launch my artistic career.
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