A degree in Printed Textiles and visits to the Far East, during my early twenties, have given me a lasting interest in colour, pattern and texture.
Most of my paintings are of still life using decorative ceramics, fabrics and flowers as my subject matter.
I work mainly in mixed media on card or thick watercolour paper applying collage and torn tissue paper to the surface first.
I then spray and diffuse acrylic inks and apply opaque acrylic using rollers and materials that will leave a printed pattern.
The next stage is to establish my design with water soluble pencils and thin layers of acrylic – slowly building up to more intense areas of colour.
At this stage more collage may be added.
Often I finish a piece with oil paints to achieve fine detail and stronger colours.
Tel. 01780 239531