I am an artist based in the beautiful Brecon Beacons in Wales, UK. I love to paint in oils and draw in charcoal and my work covers a range of subjects including portraits (both people and pets), still life and landscapes. I am also available for portrait commissions in either oil on linen canvas or charcoal on fine quality paper.
I was born and brought up in Bethnal Green, East London. Upon leaving school I completed a foundation course but did not pursue a career in art. After working for some years, I returned to education and gained a Degree and Masters in Philosophy with a focus on Nietzsche, Schopenhauer and Aesthetics; gaining several scholarships for outstanding academic achievement.
I moved from London in 2007, firstly to Radnorshire on the Welsh borders and then to the Brecon Beacons in 2009, where I am currently based. After taking a local art class in 2012 which reawakened my passion for drawing and painting, I began to study part-time with Lucy Corbett at The Welsh Academy of Art. The WAA it is one of only four institutions in the UK, and the first of its kind in Wales, to teach the sight-size method as practised by the Old Masters.
After finishing my study at the WAA in 2016, I now work from my studio based at home in Brecon and occasionally teach drawing and painting on a one-to-one basis using the sight-size method (please contact me for more information regarding lessons). I have also worked at the WAA teaching drawing and painting, as well as leading discussion groups in aesthetics and organising events.
I adore all animals, especially dogs and keep two Scottish Deerhounds. Other interests include art history, philosophy and Budō Taijutsu.
2017 Brecon Women’s Festival
2015 The Oriel Crickhowell
2015 Welsh Academy of Art
2014 Brecon Women’s Festival
2014 The Pierhead, National Assembly for Wales (opened by Assembly member Nick Ramsay)
2014 Welsh Academy of Art
2013 Welsh Academy of Art
2012 The Usk Studio