I have always worked with people, and now I work with people and art.
I was lucky enough to gain my teacher training certificate whilst working as an Infection Control Nurse at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. This has allowed me to develop my passion for art and now for teaching. I returned to college as a mature student in 2003 and my creative life began. I feel I have specialised in teaching life drawing, gained experience in organising exhibitions, and helped to raise a substantial amount of money for different charities. I have exhibited in many exhibitions, both locally and in London, including The Mall Galleries. I like to use charcoal, conte crayon and graphite in my drawings and acrylic, oils and watercolour in my paintings.
We have been creating exhibitions at Gravelly Barn for 16 years now, raising money for charities, including Breast Cancer Now in memory of my Sister. The exhibitions have helped to encourage art for all, and I am delighted to say we have a wide network of artists, both professional and new.
I teach life drawing at Gravelly Barn, and I am now running art classes covering all aspects of art work. This includes Art and a Cuppa, which was set up in 2018 for a group of people who were interested in creating and have now become confident artists.
"Paint, the flying spirit of the bird rather than its feathers"
Robert Henri (American painter and teacher)