I've been painting as long as I can remember, my earliest memory of success was at primary school where I won a competition for colouring in a frog (he had a spotty waistcoat and a bow tie in my version) and that very small victory seems to have sparked my passion!
After successfully completing art college, specialising in Surface Pattern, I spent 17 years as a textile designer for a local bedding company, then (with two young children) spent the rest of my time in a secondary schools firstly as an Arts Technician then as a Design Technology Technician. I'm very fortunate to now work part time as a Design Technology Technician while I also paint portraits.
To commission me, just send me some photos! The better the photos, the better the paintings.
I work in classical, professional quality oil paints by Winsor & Newton, painted on their finest canvas coated board, triple coated with size, or Faber Castel - Albrecht Durer watercolour pencils on coloured Ingres pastel paper.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions what so ever, or just enjoy window shopping. :)
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