I paint because I love nature and beautiful landscapes and I want to engage with what I see in a way that is beyond looking. I love to create art that will bring the joy of nature and the outdoors to the viewer and give a lift to their day. When you buy my art you are buying a piece of happiness to take home and fill your home or give to another for theirs.
I am an award winning artist based in North Somerset who specialises in painting on silk. My bold and vibrant landscape, wildlife and flower paintings are given a unique delicacy and lustre by the silk medium. I particularly love to paint birds!
My paintings are mainly painted on pure Chinese habotai 8 silk with specialist silk paints. I start each work with a drawing on paper and then trace the image onto a piece of white silk stretched onto a wooden frame. I then apply a special paint called gutta, which contains natural latex called gutta-percha, over my traced lines. This creates a resistive barrier through which the coloured ink will not flow. I apply the coloured ink with a brush and use salt dropped into the ink whilst wet to created textured effects.