I was bought up in Africa for the first 11 years of my life and have traveled extensively throughout. My travel experiences have influenced my artwork immensely, I am always picking up tips along the way of how to incorporate it into my art.
I have always painted from day dot, but it’s only the last few years that I have tried to make a career out of it. I have been naturally lead into the world of illustrating children’s books and thoroughly enjoying it. I have worked on a few books now and have come to realize that this is my calling. Being a big kid at heart does have its advantages. My aim with most of my work is to put a smile on peoples faces, and give my pieces, whether it is an illustration or a large painting, a happy vibe.
My artwork is colourful, decorative and whimsical. I have a great love for colours, patterns and shapes and enjoy exploring different ways in using this into my work. I enjoy experimenting with different mediums and styles to see where it will take me and I don’t believe in sticking to just one style. I am extremely versatile and you could be forgiven by thinking some of my work is done by a different artist altogether. One minute its cute illustrations, the next minute its impressionistic landscapes or darker art.
Just a quick note… / I wont be posting much lately, I’m going to be flat out over the next few months. I am working on a children’s poetry book and trying to get some work together for the Arundel art trail in August. The book will be published in September so will share them on here then :) Over and out for now
Havent written anything for a while, lots has happened! / I have recently made my first big sale and Memories has gone to a new home. It wasn’t originally for sale as the painting is very sentimental to me but I was brave and let it go and will painting up a replica asap, my wall looks sooooo bare! Very exciting with the sale though, its my first biggy :)
I woke up to a lovely surprise this morning as my Memories piece has received an achievement certificate on another site. Just when I was getting a little disheartened with everything this comes along. As much as I understand this is going to be a long old process little things like this really do give you a bit of encouragement to keep going at it. The moral of the story…… don’…