Originally I trained in graphic design which led me into the creative world of advertising. After a successful 25 year career, I returned to my love of painting and I am now a full time professional artist and tutor specialising in pastel painting.
I have been painting and teaching pastel for several years and I have perfected my own techniques to capture light and shade within a painting.
I work almost exclusively with soft pastels on sanded card. I demand a lot from my working surface as I need to have a least 5 layers of pastel on top of each other for every painting. This gives me real depth of colour especially when painting landscapes.
I am passionate about painting landscapes and seascapes and therefore my recent move to Conwy, North Wales, has given me a stunning backdrop which inspires me every single day. Living within walking distance of the world famous Bodnant Garden means that I have many spectacular views literally on my doorstep!
Pastels are the most exciting medium! I am passionate about passing on my techniques and tips to enable as many students as possible to produce their own wonderful paintings.
My new studio is in a beautifully restored farm building on Bodnant Estate in Tal y Cafn, Conwy, North Wales.
BODNANT ART STUDIO CONWY
My new studio is now open at Tal Y Cafn, Conwy, North Wales
I am pleased to announce the opening of my new studio and gallery in a stunning location at the foot of the Snowdonia National Park near Conwy, North Wales.
As well as showing my original paintings the studio is also designed as an 'Art Hub' for creative learning.
I will be running regular Pastel Workshops in the studio as well as inviting guest artist to teach in other mediums such as watercolour, acrylic and oils.
The story so far!