I am a Kent based artist who specialises in abstract watercolours. I like to break the rules and push the boundaries of what is possible.
Watercolour is my passion (along with acrylic inks) as I love their fluidity and translucence. The fluidity of these mediums creates spontaneity, lending itself to the creation of emotive paintings. Watercolour and acrylic inks create different effects depending upon the surface on which they are laid. For this reason I utilise a variety of different papers, collage, and textural base mediums in my art.
Before painting my initial layers of watercolour or ink, I often add marks (created with pens, pencils, oil pastels etc.) to the paper. These marks will shine through (or resist, in the case of the oil based media) the translucent media, adding depth and richness to the painting. By using a variety of water-soluble and non-water-soluble materials, I am able to create areas of hard and soft edges, depending on the mood and atmosphere I am after.
2023 - Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours 211th Exhibition
2023 - Spring Group exhibition with Under the Rainbow Events.
2022 - Society of Women Artists 161st Open Exhibition
2022 - Solo exhibition at Swale Media Arts Centre, Sittingbourne, Kent
2022 - Spring Group exhibition with Under the Rainbow Events.
2021 - Society of Women Artists 160th Open Exhibition
2021 - Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours 209th Exhibition
2020 - Group Exhibition at Red Door Alchemist Gallery