I've loved painting and drawing since I was a child. At school I studied Art as a GCSE and at A level. I went on to Exeter University where I gained a degree in BSc Geography. I graduated in 2018 and decided to take a gap year to paint and reflect on what career path to take. I took up painting landscapes again and have been painting since then, displaying my original work, prints and greetings cards in a couple of local Sussex art galleries.
I am self taught, and have developed a detailed style, with which I aim to create an element of depth and photo-realism in my paintings.
I have always loved the Downs, their shape, and the scenes they create. Lots of my paintings feature chalk paths, or the distinctive scarp slopes of the Downs that I am so familiar with, and I love showing how these scenes change with the seasons.
Wildflowers on the Downs are a favourite to paint, and I use them as an opportunity to paint with bright and vivid colours. I am also very inspired by the places I have visited, especially Scotland, though also some further afield landscapes in Europe.
Currently, I have work displayed in Gallery 92 in Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, and in Alfriston Arts gallery, East Sussex.