Profile         

I was born in New Zealand and now live near Cambridge in the village of Bassingbourn.

 From an early age, I was greatly encouraged in my love of drawing and painting, especially my  passion for portraiture. However,  I didn't initially  pursue a career in art, but chose to study theatrical make up and beauty therapy.

After a successful career as a beauty therapist and makeup artist I began to  paint again and returned to my first love of portraiture, painting predominately  animal commissions.

 With a growing interest in the techniques of the masters and a strong desire to further my own art, I went on to study for an art degree at Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge, where I gained a      BA (Hons) in Art History and Fine Art.

 

I  am predominately a figurative artist and the inspiration for   my artwork  can come from  many  different stimuli, such as the  character and expression on a human face, or the light reflective qualities of shiny  surfaces in  a still life, and it  would  be difficult  not  to  be inspired by  the  dramatic  landscapes and magnificent coastal scenery seen in my native New Zealand.

 

After over ten years working in adult education, teaching life drawing and sculpture, I now tutor drawing and painting classes for local art groups and also run art workshops at The Old School Studio in Whittlesford.

  http://www.theoldschoolstudio.co.uk

 

I am a member of the following Art Societies:-

 

The Cambridge Drawing Society.

http://www.cambridgedrawingsociety.org/ 

 

The Cambridge District Art Circle.

http://sites.google.com/site/cambridgedistrictartcircle/

 

Royston Art Society.  

http://www.roystonartsoc.org.uk/