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.
2017 has been an amazing year so far, earlier in the year the Eyebrook Gallery in Uppingham, Rutland agreed to showcase my work, plus I've exhibited my work at many artisan fairs and the Holmfirth Artweek, all of which I'm pleased to say were a huge success. I'm also hoping to be involved in a community event later this year to support local traders and artisans in our area, as soon as I have more details I will update it on here.
Sunday 5th November, Elsecar Heritage Centre, Barnsley
10th & 11th November, Wonderfully Made In Yorkshire at Silkstone church, Barnsley.
Sunday 26th November, Crafty Biz Makers Market, Penistone Barn, Penistone, Nr Barnsley
Saturday 2nd Dec Etsy Made local. Barnsley DMC (Digital Media Centre), Barnsley
Saturday and Sunday, 9th, 10th December. Wentworth Woodhouse Christmas Fair, Wentworth, Rotherham.
Sunday 17th December Chesterfield Artisan
Market, Chesterfield Market Square
Please visit my online shop for to purchase my original paintings, art cards and art prints.