Meet the Artist

I am an artist with many interests and areas of work including portraits, pet portraits, illustration, design and community engagement. As a qualified teacher I am passionate about encouraging everyone to enjoy being creative.

Covid 19 Crisis

My practice has of course been affected like everyone by this crisis. People are dying but we also underestimate the profound affect on people's mental health lockdown has had. We are brewing a disaster in this and have seen a steep rise in suicide, domestic abuse and with everyone suffering some form of anxiety/depression, another type of crisis is on the horizon. 

To help I am offering free creative minds sessions on a Saturday morning. I am using tools and techniques I have learned during my time working with Arts of Prescription and Mind to help anyone who might need it- see my facebook page to book.

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Printed Pattern

Printed Pattern

I use lithographic patterns in the background my oil panted work.

Portrait of Millie

Portrait of Millie

Portrait completed from mobile snapshot.

Cutting Loose Carnival

Cutting Loose Carnival

Art in the Community, carnivals spread joy, creativity and develop a sense of community.

A Portrait of Craig

A Portrait of Craig

Completed from mobile snapshot.

Workshop with Arts on Prescription Service

Workshop with Arts on Prescription Service

Arts on Prescription offered free workshops to families and individuals struggling due to ill health, poor mental health and deprivation or 'at risk' groups.

Bright Pattern 2 001

Bright Pattern 2 001

Ronnie

Ronnie

Memorial piece completed from an old photograph.

Art in the Community

Art in the Community

I run a number of community workshops for printing, painting and drawing.

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Options workshops

Options workshops

Options is a group for Adults with learning needs. I worked with them to complete a number of creative activities including printmaking, clay and painting. If you would like to know how creativity can help you, click the link.

Art for early years

Art for early years

I am a specialist in Early Education and can advise your setting about how to support early development through creativity lead continuous provision.

'Can I Go Outside to Play? Not Today!' Is a story about my daughter and helping her understand Lockdown. Follow the link if you would like a paperback copy of the book from Amazon. If you would like an author's signed edition contact me direct or see above for a free ebook!

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Art in the Community

I run a number of community workshops for printing, painting and drawing.

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