Painting again was a chance to go back to my favourite subject at school. Somehow, art was never going to “get you a proper job”, or was considered “not very useful, young lady”, and so although my best grade at “A” level came from art, it sunk to the bottom of the pile.
Looking back now at my old school portfolio, there is a batch of coke cans, bowls of fruit and attempts at life drawing, mostly in pencil and charcoal, with teachers comments in red, followed by a rash of animal portraits drawn for “a bit of cash” during college years … then nothing … for 20 years.
Now I am painting again, (and loving it!) spending 2 or 3 days a week in the studio, more if it’s cold and wet! I love experimenting; so have a variety of works in acrylic, collage, and resins. Paintings are lively and colourful with an abstract twist, and hardly ever done with a brush: and the latest series of “bronze” statues of gymnasts and dancers are really made out of paper!
The rest of my free time is spent in the garden, playing golf, or attempting to take a few photographs of sights to inspire me.
I am happily married to Rod, love being outdoors and am very excited to be painting again. I hope that you will share some of that enthusiasm and love of life through my work.
This last photo was taken at my August exhibition. I hope to see you soon.