I studied fine art and illustration at Portsmouth Art School in the early 90’s and began my painting career in 2000. In 2007 I studied with a top artist and teacher for 5 years, experimenting and learning new techniques and styles.
Last year I started plein air (painting outside) and absoloutly love it! I did have quite a fear of it but have broken that and now can't get enough of it!
This is me on the very busy Hungerford Bridge, London
I aim to do 3 or 4 paintings outside a week. My favourite time is early morning when the light is wonderful.
I have lots of painting trips planned for this year - France at the end of June going to Il De Ray Island. August is Spain, inland in the mountains (where my aunt lives) and Staithes, North Yorkshire a coastal village. Finishing with Venice in October. Wow! Quite a line up but hope to blog while I'm away to share my painting adventures....