As a child I loved visiting galleries and poring over enormous art books. I carried a sketchbook with me everywhere during my teenage years. Finally, after completing a Chemistry degree, I decided to dedicate some time to art and did an Art Foundation Course at Chelsea College of Art and Design. Following this I pursued a career in law for several years but have returned to art in recent times.
I am currently working towards a Diploma in Portraiture at the Heatherley School of Fine Art in London having previously studied life drawing at the Ruskin School of Art in Oxford and portraiture at Sunningwell School of Art. I have recently been invited to become an Exhibiting member of the Reading Guild of Artists and am looking forward to the increased opportunities to exhibit.
My work has been constantly evolving over the years but it is satisfying that a signature style is emerging as I devote more time to art. I enjoy experimenting with different media and am particularly drawn to the two extremes - simple line drawings and colourful, bold oil paintings. I have a real passion for colour and love all the nuances and complexities of the myriad oil paints available. Learning to paint with a limited palette has been a particular challenge recently and my style of painting continues to develop as I experiment more with colour.