I have only been painting a short while. I attend an art group in Borehamwood called Creative Hands and have been learning to paint and draw. I soon knew that my preferred medium was acrylic, applying masses of colour and creating texture on the canvasses; I found the best way to apply it was with a credit card. I use a palette knife as well and sometimes have even been known to use a paint brush!!! Acrylic dries very quickly and is faster to work with, I am able to work quickly wet on wet so the colours blend together, which can sometimes give a very unusual effect.
In the beginning I started by prolifically painting beach scenes, I was very inspired by various beach huts which I have stayed in, in the past, on the South Coast. Then various skylines from imagination and the various countries I have visited or captured on camera. Lately I have been inspired to paint brightly coloured African themed paintings. I have holidayed there many times. The brightness and clear light and vibrancy have been my inspiration.
I have a great enthusiasm for life and I am able to express it in my paintings with the use of colour and movement.
I began sculpting over 35 years ago. I attended the Hampstead Garden Suburb Institute and learnt to sculpt in clay, wood, stone, plaster and sand and cement.
I have taken part in the Institute's summer exhibition, where I exhibited various pieces of my work.
Selections of my paintings are currently being exhibited at PS Arts in Herfordfshire.
I am a member of HVA and Creative Hands