What do drawings mean to me? I really don’t know. The activity absorbs me.
I forget everything else in a way that
I don’t think happens with any other activity. John Berger
Growing up in the industrial Midlands, I always felt a longing to escape to the countryside, and I found that escape in the Waveney Valley in Norfolk, where I now live.
Drawing, observation and a love of the countryside, remain the wellspring of my work and sitting out in landscape, describing in pencil and watercolour what I see, is still the most calming and uplifting experience, an experience I want others to share.
Though I work in a variety of media, everything begins with drawing. I walk in the fields, and along the hedgerows of the Waveney Valley, recording what I see in my sketchbooks, or gathering snippets of plants or fallen feathers to collect and take home to grow into paintings or prints, depending on the subject and my inclination.
Through my art, I hope to inspire you to reconnect with nature, notice the shift in seasons and discover the benefits of living a more mindful life. My art is a daily reminder to slow down, take notice, and escape the stresses of everyday life for a while.
So whether you are a nature lover, an art enthusiast, or simply looking for a way to reconnect with the world around you, I hope to inspire you to live at a slower pace and discover the beauty of the overlooked, wherever you live.
I have exhibited in galleries in North Norfolk, Norwich and London and my work has been shown by The Society of Women Artists, The Society of Graphic Fine Art and The Society of British Artists. I have been featured in various publications, including “Homes and Gardens,” "Creative Countryside" and “Artists and Illustrators” and, most recently, "Wings Over Water", a book showcasing prints of water birds, and The Book of the Raven, showing my Raven and Rook linoprints.
My work is for sale in my Shop and my cards and prints are available on Etsy If you are interested in a particular painting, would like to pay in interest free installments, or if you have any questions, do please get it touch through my contact page and I will be happy to help.
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