A friend inspired me to pick up a paint brush again in 2010 after I stopped in my late teens.
I enrolled in a Drawing and Painting course at London Art College. The course inspired a new direction for me as I was smitten by figure drawing and portrait work. The opportunities to work in different media was another new experience and my range has progressed to include oil, watercolour, ink, charcoal and coloured pencil.
My style tends to be different depending on which medium I use but I believe less is more.
I tend to be influenced by artistic styles rather than content or subject. Watercolour artists like Jean Haines and Ann Blockley have a creativeness with the medium and the experimentation they apply leads me to try new things in my own works.
My recent creative journeys have seen me focusing on drawing, especially with charcoal on toned papers as I seek to extend my skills and understanding of my own creativity. I have also ventured again to pen and wash artwork depicting mainly animals, but I also like to do figure work in this style.
I still feel new to this world of artists but my early progress has been boosted by success such as reaching finalist stage in the beginners section of the SAA Artist of the Year 2011 and again in Britain’s Got Artists 2012.