I have always been a keen artist, and practised art in my spare time between career and family - creating has been a way of life feeding my soul in a busy schedule. I completed 2 years at college doing Fine Art in Staffordshire giving me a great foundation to apply to my art and creativity.
I took superannuation from the NHS which a
allowed me precious time to develop my art.
I feel my happiest with a range of mixed media techniques including textiles, which has been my newest focus and addition to my art. I like to sketch, particularly with concertina sketchbooks, which gives me freedom and inspiration for art pieces and compositions. Working in varied mixed media is a challenge and this year I will be trying some new techniques.
I have exhibited at 'The Harley Open' Gallery in Nottingham in 2020, Matlock Artists Society over the last 4 years, Bonsall Art Club for the last 3 years and at the Old Lock up Gallery in Cromford for the Secret Postcard Exhibition. I won 'Best mixed media prize' at Matlock Artists Exhibition for my mixed media collage 'Solar Flight'.
I have exhibited as part of a stitch collective called 'Untangled Threads' of Scarborough, exhibiting at Harrogate.
Earlier this year I exhibited a piece of textile art for 'Mothers Day' online Exhibition. Being part of this collective gives me opportunity to exhibit my work.
I also have a sketchbook in the Brooklyn Art Library in New York.