As a watercolour and silk painting artist, I decided to join HACG when I moved to Henley on Thames a few years ago so I could meet up with other local artists. Prior to this I had lived in Tenerife for 15 years where I discovered the joy of Painting on Silk. I am still in love with the vibrant colours you can obtain in this medium.  I paint realistic watercolours too and have recently turned my hand to alcohol inks, where there is little choice but to let the inks take control and dictate the outcome.

Exhibiting

22 and 23rd June 2019 Newport Art Show, Village Hall, Newport, Saffron Walden Essex 10am to 5pm. Alcohol inked items for sale

August 2019 – Nettlebed Art and Craft at Nettlebed Primary School, Nettlebed, Nr Henley on Thames, Oxon. I will exhibit watercolours and have a stall with my Silk Scarves and necklaces, Alcohol Ink Paintings on tile,ceramic ornaments, table lamps and as pendants and earrings.

Tuition

In the winter months I return to Tenerife where I hold Watercolour and Silk Painting classes in my studio for local people and for those who wish to enjoy a holiday in the sun and learn to paint at the same time. Contact me for details.

Demonstrating for the HACG recently has made me realise just how much I love to share the joy of painting so I am going to concentrate on demonstrations and teaching this coming year.

Alcohol Ink Workshop on Saturday 9th June 2019

Discover Alcohol Ink with me on 8th June 2019 at Pisces Glass Creations, Moss End Garden Village, Maidenhead Road, Warfield  (Between Maidenhead and Twyford) – Painting with Alcohol Ink on Tile 1.30pm to 4.30 £35/person. I will introduce the medium, demonstrate techniques and then set you loose with ceramic tiles as your support. Inked items, including Jewellery and cards for sale. Book here.

My Style

I paint with watercolours in a realistic style but try to paint more freely when painting on silk

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August 2017

I stepped in at last minute to give a talk at the Social Evening on Silk Painting which was well received