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
One of my earliest memories can distinctly remember drawing a dark, single rosebud, picked from my garden, at quite a young age, sitting on top of my parents’ bay window, with my paints spread about me, utterly absorbed and perfectly happy. Drawing, observation and a love of nature, remain the wellspring of my work and sitting out in landscape, describing in pencil and watercolour what I see, is still the most exhilarating and fulfilling experience.
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.
I hope in my work to encourage others to pause a while, look at overlooked plants and birds and to treasure the nature of our countryside.
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 and 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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