|Born in Southampton in 1979, my earliest art effort was a multi-coloured scribble on a teddy bear colouring page, which was proudly displayed on the fridge, of course. My favourite art medium in primary school was oil pastels, because of the mess they made.|
My introduction to art was through a diet of Disney cartoons and ‘read along with books of the 1980’s – the original illustrations, which are now called ‘vintage’. As a result, my parent’s garage is full of sketchbooks of Disney cartoons, none of which I could retrieve without hiring dangerous machinery for excavation.
After a twenty-year absence from all things art, I was introduced to acrylic painting through Cabernet and Canvas, which provides step-by-step art instruction to produce your own painting, often copies of masterpieces by Van Gogh, Monet etc. Here are some I prepared earlier.
Several years ago now, I attended a rather good art exhibition in Fremantle. While being completely overawed by the quality of the work on display, I was persuaded into joining and later exhibiting.
After killing many a variety of plant life my parents have gifted me, (pot count to date includes two lavender bushes; one poinsettia; two jasmine plants; one African violet), I decided to try my hand at painting plants, rather than punishing them with my brown thumb, (sorry about the poinsettia Mum – it looked quite nice when it was alive).
Please see below for my two most recent exhibition offerings, ‘Birds of Paradise‘ and ‘Busy Bee‘. I would like to assure readers that no plants were harmed during the production of these paintings.
November 23, 2021
Award winning Artist