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, which pushes my skill set from painting pet portraits to murals.
During my week of art, I also find myself teaching Art in schools, to adult art groups, at art centres (currently The Mill Arts Centre), in demonstrations, and even during critiquing sessions. This year whilst supporting my local art group, I happily realised that I am teaching ages 3 to 90 years old! Art and teaching are both big passions of mine, and I wish to be able to help and support all fellow artists, whatever age.
Every year I showcase new artwork at exhibitions, and also have work displayed in two galleries: Capital Art Gallery in Eltham (South East London) and 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.
In between working, I volunteer for 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.
My Next Big Goal:
I always have a goal that I am working towards. At the moment my next big goal is to be invited to do more live painting, particularly at events such as parties, conventions, and weddings. It is a great experience being able to paint live to an audience or just for guests’ entertainment, and being a teacher, I have no problem turning the art into a communal project by getting guests involved! If you think we can help each other with this, just drop me an email, and then we can talk!