I don’t think I have many memories of my childhood years where my sketchbook isn’t part of them. Wherever I was or whoever my mum took me and my sister to visit as children I would take my sketch pad and pencils with me. I was a very shy child and so being able to lose myself in drawing helped me to escape in to a different world.
I took A’ level art at college along with business and finance. However I could not decide where I wanted to go with my art and so I went out and got a job.
After marrying and having children I painted murals for my children in their bedrooms. When my youngest started full-time school I began taking commissions for murals. I was asked if I could paint a set of canvases for a baby’s nursery. And it was then that I fell in love with oil paints. I found the medium exciting and the possibility of creating endless. I dabbled at painting landscapes and flowers which I loved. I continue to experiment. I enjoy creating abstracts and love taking commissions. I find each commission is a different subject and keeps me on my toes!
I now happily sell my originals in various galleries and gift shops in Derbyshire and the UK, as well as greeting cards and fine art prints.