Welcome to my website, I am a professional fine artist inspired by nature , I love to create artwork that reflects my passion for animals and landscape, my aim is to create art that you can relate to and makes you smile, enabling you to feel a positive connection between art and nature.
Born and raised in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, I was lucky enough to have a childhood filled with many adventures into the countryside and coastal areas where my parents introduced me to the amazing world of nature. We spent many hours walking through woodlands watching the wildlife or playing in the streams and rivers, or long sunny days at the coast exploring the rock pool and caves. So it's no surprise that my passion is for nature, and when I wasn't out exploring the world I was creating drawings and artwork from my discoveries.
My art career began in 1991 after leaving art college at the age of 20, I had a small craft stall in our local shopping centre where I sold my artwork. I worked at my stall often gaining an audience whilst painting pets and wildlife. After my daughter was born in 2001 my art career took a backseat so I could be a fulltime mum and raise her in the same way I was. I still created my artwork but just not to the same extent I had previously. In more recent years I have rebuilt my art business, mainly working from my home studio now, but often travel around the country displaying my work at various craft events. Times and technology have changed so much since I began my career in 1991, and I now sell a lot of my work online through this website and Facebook, and hopefully it helps more people see, appreciate and purchase my artwork.
NEWS I am pleased to announce that my artwork and signed prints can now also be viewed and purchased
at The Eyebrook Gallery in Uppingham, Rutland.
Contact me @ firstname.lastname@example.org or 07910008119
Alternatively fill out the contact me form on this website
I also specialise in detailed watercolours of your beloved pets, lovingly created from your own photographs to make treasured and memorable gifts
suitable for any occasion or a special gift to yourself.
In addition to my portraits, I also have a passion for teddy bears. there's just something so adorable about bears that I just love to paint them.
You can commission a painting of your own favourite teddy or they also make absolutely wonderful gifts.
Commissions of any subject are more than welcome as are your comments and suggestions.
2016 was an amazing year, I exhibited my art at large events such as the Great Yorkshire Show, Chatsworth Country Fair, The Great Yorkshire Teddy Bear Event, and Yorkshire's Finest with a fabulous response to my work. I was also involved in a project to raise money for one of our local heritage sites, Cannon Hall museum and gardens, Cawthorne near Barnsley. In june 2016 I donated my original watercolour painting of Cannon Hall to the Friends of Cannon Hall which was raffled off to raise money for the ongoing restoration of this beautiful museum and gardens. I plan to do more charity work in 2017 for various organisations.
2017 EVENTS DATES
Sunday 2nd July to Saturday 8th July
( I am exhibiting 2 original pieces in the main exhibition and also art cards and signed art prints in the Market area
20% of all sales are donated to Macmillian Cancer)
Sunday 30th July, Chesterfield Artisan Market, Chesterfield
Sunday 20th August, Pensistone Barn, Crafty Biz Makers Market, Penistone Barn, Penistone, Nr Barnsley
Sunday 27th August, Chesterfield Artisan Market
Sunday 17th September, Elsecar Heritage Centre, Barnsley
Sunday 24th September, Chesterfield Artisan Market, Chesterfield
Sunday 8th October, Crafty Biz Makers Market, Penistone Barn, Penistone, Nr Barnsley
Sunday 22nd October, Elsecar Heritage Centre, Barnsley
Sunday 29th October, Chesterfield Artisan Market, Chesterfield
Sunday 5th November, Elsecar Heritage Centre, Barnsley
Sunday 26th November, Crafty Biz Makers Market, Penistone Barn, Penistone, Nr Barnsley
Please visit my online shop for to purchase my original paintings, art cards and art prints.