28 Portland Road, Worthing, West Sussex BN11 1QN
I’m a watercolour artist based in a little studio at the back of my home overlooking a field in West Sussex (with usually my cat for company).
I have always loved art since primary school when I was introduced to different pencils and shading. I remember thinking how wonderful it was to create different tones with only one pencil!
After embracing art as my “thing” at school I graduated in Graphic Design and Illustration from John Moores University, Liverpool and I started my career as a Graphic Designer in children’s book publishing. Subsequently I moved onto design and illustration for ceramics, drink and food packaging and point of sale.
Over the last ten years I’ve carried on designing and illustrating books, prints and cards, but I’ve also developed my love for painting.
I now spend as much time as I can painting wildlife. I mainly draw my inspiration from animals; I love painting their faces and portraying their characters. I’m now involving more flowers and landscapes in my work and really excited to see where this takes me.
As well as original watercolours I’m often drawn back to my early days in publishing houses and enjoy reproducing my paintings into cards & prints which I sell online and in local galleries.
I frequently take on private commissions to paint portraits of pets and houses. I cherish the challenge of each one, especially delivering the finish painting to happy customers!