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About the artist...

Well, this is me!

I have been a professional artist for the past nine years, having learnt my trade creating work and exhibiting successfully, alongside holding down the day job, during the ten years prior to that.

My wildlife art is largely painted in acrylic and I have work in private collections throughout the UK, Europe, Asia, Australia and America. I have produced a chapter on painting wildlife in an book called 'The Art of Painting in Acrylic' for a publisher in America, due to be released this August. A further book, 'The Art of Painting Animals', will follow in 2015.

I have had work selected for exhibition by David Shepherd (finalist, Wildlife Artist of the Year), the Society of Women Artists and the Royal Society of  Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers, all at the Mall Galleries, London. As a member of the Fine Art Trade Guild, I won the 2014 Art and Industry prize for 'Best Depiction of the Living World'.

However, I also love working with more traditional techniques, including egg tempera and silverpoint. Sometimes these excursions into historic methods produce portraits of wildlife. Sometimes, with the addition of gold leaf and lettering, they result in work that is quite different! Scroll down to see my CV, with details of recent courses, qualifications and prizes.

I am largely self-taught. I have had a vast amount of help and advice from artist friends over the years for which I am truly grateful. In my turn, I'm always happy to pass on what I have learnt, especially to those just beginning to discover the wonderful word of paint - do have a look at the tuition page if you'd like more details.

 

Curriculum Vitae

Recent Education, Qualifications:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awards:

 

Skills Include:

Drawing (graphite, charcoal, ink, and silverpoint), acrylic painting, pastel, basic airbrushing, gilding (shell, transfer and loose leaf gold).

I have public liability insurance.

 

Selected Exhibitions:

 

 

Mall Galleries, London and Shalford, Surrey.

 

 

Mall Galleries, London; catalogue.

 

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