Hello!  Welcome to my world of art, teaching, and lots of old stories.

I am a UK based artist and qualified teacher, who loves to portray scenes of early versions of fairy tales or folklore from around the world into a painting.  They often have a dark side due to the story, but are beautified for your eyes’ enjoyment.  Usually I work in oils, but often combine other mediums too such as: sand, Pebeo paints, and gold leaf.  Although I choose lore as my subject for art, I also take on a number of commissions each year, including illustrating children’s books.

During my week, I teach Art regularly to five groups: a mixture of adults and children at schools, The Mill Arts Centre in Banbury, private Art Groups, and during the year also demonstrations, workshops, and private tuition.

Every year I showcase new artwork at exhibitions, and also have work displayed at Meander and Mooch in Newark.  My regular exhibitions are: The Belper Art Trail, the Stratford Upon Avon Summer Exhibition, and Kineton May and October Exhibitions. Please be aware, the Kineton May exhibition has been cancelled this year in 2020 due to the coronavirus.

In between working, I jointly host The Art Show on the community based radio station Welcombe Radio, and volunteer with two art groups: Kineton Art Group and the Stratford Upon Avon Art Society.  I am on the committee for both, running their websites and helping with organising events, competitions, and exhibitions.

If you are interested in anything I do and want to know more, including if you’re a creative and want to be interviews on The Art Show, feel free to email me at: smiles-art@outlook.com

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