I am a self-thought artist, coming from a very non-artistic science and medicine background. I discovered my love of art and ability to draw and paint quite late in my life, but ever since have enjoyed it so much that art has become the main part of my day to day life.
I work with different media, including oil, acrylics, pastels and water colour. However, my favourite media is colour pencils, especially when it comes to portraits. I have done a lot of commission portraits from photographs that people have provided or I have taken myself. The example above, “Her essential crankiness”, is one from my daughter.
I use different types of support for creating colour pencil art, including quality colour pencil paper, pastel paper, soft or rough watercolour paper, Bristol board and mounting board. This gives the variety of texture that is required by the picture, or according to people’s choice. I prefer to frame my colour pencil paintings behind glass after finish to protect them from rubbing off and scratches.
My other frequently used media are acrylics and soft pastels, sometimes used as a mixed media with colour pencils. I use acrylics mostly for landscapes, whilst I find soft pastels an excellent tool for expressing the dashing and cheerful colours in beautiful flowers.
In my opinion, the most precious outcome for an artist is connecting to people via art. The most joyful moments of my life are when my work gives someone else joy and happiness.
Williamson Art Gallery and Museum Open 2019
Wirral Society of Art Open 2019
UK Colour Pencil Society 18th Annual Open Exhibition 2019
UK Colour Pencil Society 16th World of Coloured Pencil Exhibition