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, 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 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 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, feel free to email me at: smiles-art@outlook.com


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