I am a happy artist. I like to make you stop and look and to remind you that there is a lot to smile about in life, regardless of any difficulties you may have. I produce both indoor and outdoor pieces, using all sorts of materials in a variety of ways. My art enjoys any setting - be it gallery, home, garden, public space or corporate environment.
My paintings and sculptures are often inspired by the pure honesty and power of a child's make-believe mind. Having lived and worked in South Africa for ten years, I absorbed the joy, the colour and the pattern of the many vibrant cultures around me. I am drawn to naïve art, tribal art and to the joyfulness of children’s art - especially young children, before that stage when a teacher may tell them ‘No, that’s not how you do it’.
I believe that there is no right or wrong in art and mistakes are simply unexpected happy accidents.
I run fun 2D and 3D workshops tailored to any age or need, including doodle art and scribble art, Spoon Puppets, painting, collage, fabric based projects, recyclables based projects and self portraits. I have thoroughly enjoyed teaching both children and adults of all abilities over the last twenty years and find all my teaching and mentoring experiences extremely rewarding.
I certainly like a challenge and am always open to new ideas...I'm also not afraid to get grubby in the process should the job require it! Please feel free to contact me should you wish to hear further information about anything I do.