I am an artist based in South West Wales. I was born in Mid-Wales and moved to Pembrokeshire when I was eight years old. I graduated with BA Hons in Fine Art at U.W.E Bristol in 2002 and returned to Pembrokeshire where I have lived ever since.
My paintings are inspired by my surroundings, the amazing landscapes, from the atmospheric Preselli mountains and the stunning, dramatic coastline to everyday experiences of the world around me. I live in the village of Llangwm with my husband and two children and I don’t have to venture very far to be inspired, not only by people close to me but also the beautiful estuary, where nothing stands still. It is a constant inspiration, the nature, ever changing moods and seasons , as the tides change and the boats come back and forth.
I also draw inspiration from my love of gardening. I garden and grow plants for a living and I believe this complements my creativity as a painter.
My work explores the simple things in life and the people and places I know best. My aim is to capture the feeling of a place and to create my own narrative within my paintings telling a story of how I see the world around me.
I’m never without my sketchbook, drawing family, friends, objects of interest, recording the impression of the moment. My aim is to capture my experience in an individual style, hoping to provide the viewer with a different, fresh perspective.
I paint in lots of different mediums from oil to water colour and mixed media. I am fascinated by colour and mark making and I am continually experimenting, taking inspiration from other artists’ work and ideas.
Art and creativity are an inherent part of the way I live and I hope I will be inspired for the rest of my life!