my love of art
I always had a paintbrush or a pen in my hand from being a small child and always knew I wanted to be an artist.
My earliest influence and my inspiration for my love of art and painting, was my uncle John, an artist himself, I used to sit and draw in his studio while he worked.
As a teenager I explored lots of different mediums including textiles and screen printing but I found that oils and acrylics were my preference.
I had to choose between fine art and graphic design for university and felt that graphic design offered better career opportunities. I graduated from Salisbury College of Art and for over 25 years I have had a career in graphic design. All the time I continued to paint and sell my art. My art is my passion and my purpose and I hope it brings a great deal of joy to the people that buy it.
I still run a graphic design business.
And besides all that I am a mum, a black belt in TaeKwonDo, a yogi, a Reiki master, a flautist, a pianist, a music lover, a keep fit enthusiast, a rider of horses, and chief cook and bottle washer!
Have a look what I'm up to!
"RISE OF THE DIVINE FEMININE"
We all have masculine and feminine energy within us and for the last few thousand years it has been out of balance with the masculine energy, having a much stronger influence and in control of the way we feel and think. This imablance has caused the patriarchal society we live in, fuelling aggresssion, war, anger, greed, materialism, over consumption, selfishness and dominance over women. Now there is a rise of the divine feminine energy streaming into the planet and within us seeking to rebalance our bodies, our inner world and by extension our outer world and planet. This feminine energy brings compassion, strength within, heightened intuition, truth, wisdom and spirituality.
My portraits highlight the rise of the Feminine energy in this time of great change as we, our planet and our universe are on our journey of ascension to a new, higher vibration aiming to bring balance to our inner world and thus by extension our outer world and the planet. I feel I need to get this message out to as many people as possible in my own unique way. My paintings celebrate strong women, showing within them inner strength of a warrioress - not harsh or cruel but strength with compassion and humility, seeing within the vulnerability and pain of a hard life lived and hardships endured and concquered. They highlight the struggle of women to be accepted as equals, giving women a much needed voice, seeing beauty within all of us and every living thing and celebrating cultural diversity.
If we listen to our intuition and our inner guides, we can tap into unlimited strength, compassion, wisdom and guidance. We can shine our light and show the world our true essense and true powerful nature, empowering ourselves and the world
My abstracts highlight our fragile planet and the natural process of decay and change that occur over time by the forces of nature. They also highlight what can be the destructive force of nature and the state of our planet at the moment due to pollution.
No matter what we do Nature and the laws of nature will always prevail and find a way to repair, recover, adapt and thrive. For example shipwrecks creating the perfect haven and habitat for fish and new coral reefs to form, and plant life finding its way into derelict buildings, slowly taking over and taking back its rightful place.
The natural world has always been one of the most celebrated settings onto which many artists project their beliefs, feelings, and ideas. Art can renew our connection with nature, and can address environmental issues and topics about conservation, sustainability, preservation, biodiversity, and threatened habitats.