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How It All Began

Artist Bio


I was born and raised on the south coast of England in West Sussex, where I currently live with my husband.  I have both the sea and countryside within a few miles from my home.


I have had an interest in art since school and am passionate about the Impressionist era and slightly later, though I paint with a modern style now. This movement is a style which captures an image as if someone had seen it for just a moment, with lots of colours and mainly outdoor scenes. Artists I love include Camille Pissaro, Alfred Sisley, Claude Monet, Pierre Auguste Renior, Edgar Degas, Paul Cézanne and Van Gogh. Other different styles I enjoy are found in works by Edouard Manet, Paul Signac, Georges Seurat, Henri Matisse, and I find Salvador Dalí interesting!

I have been painting on canvas in oils and acrylics for about 20 years, using various techniques. I am self-taught.

The idea of my art is to make people smile, make them feel happy, calm and relaxed looking at my beautiful flowers.  We will always have flowers. 

I paint when sitting in my garden, my studio/office or even at the dining table! I also teach painting, mainly in the winter months, from my home office / studio. I am also a professional wedding photographer.