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. Having always wanted to study art, I took a foundation course but moved on to a degree in Fashion Design which I eventually discontinued. After working for many years, I decided to return 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 left London and moved to the Brecon Beacons in Wales in 2007. In 2011, after a break of almost 20 years in which I did no drawing or painting, I took a local art class which reawakened my passion for art. I then began studying part-time with Lucy Corbett at The Welsh Academy of Art; one of only a handful of 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 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, organising events and leading discussion groups on aesthetics.
I adore all animals, especially dogs and keep 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