A feeling of nostalgia is depicted in my family portraits, evoking the cherished memories of by-gone days. Can be applied to all important family events, especially for Remembrance.
The old black-and-white film effect is created in pencil and wash applied to smooth card for a clear, crisp image. For commissioners preferring colour, I apply washes of watercolour to textured paper in a semi Impressionist style to produce the desired effect.
My pictures of listed buildings are intended to give a model effect of the subject, similar to that produced by the decoupage technique. They are produced from drawings made on card, which are then cut out and fashioned with tools and thereby adhered to the backing so they stand out in relief.
For my encaustic pictures I apply the wax medium in layers, creating the desired images using a selection of tools and techniques. Some of the images occur spontaneously as I apply the wax, giving a nebulous, mystical feel. The viewer is drawn into seeing images emerging from the wax, rather in the manner of gazing into a crystal ball!
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about the artist
Born in Lichfield, Staffordshire, UK and currently living in Lichfield. I am a visual artist qualified to B/TEC HND level in Ceramic Design, studied at Stafford College of FE and North Staffordshire Polytechnic.I have worked freelance as an illustrator for commercial literature and publications. Also as a facilitator for arts and crafts workshops in various healthcare settings.
My work consists of paintings, drawings and 3d pictures, produced in acrylic, watercolour and pencil. Past work includes commissions for family portraits and listed buildings. Most recently I have experimented with encaustic, focusing on the power of colour and abstract images to create fantasy/mystical pictures.