For a while I worked professionally as both an Illustrator and Graphic Designer.
At the heart of my work are the things which make me feel good. So many things inspire me and fuel my imagination: seascapes; fossils and ancient life; insects, mossy covered rocks; twisty-turny, gnarly trees; my cats; myths and legends; standing stones and fantasy and comic books. All crop up from time to time, or quietly influence my work.
When possible I love to paint and sketch outdoors or ‘en plein air’. My all-time favourite painting haunts are East Devon and South Cornwall, and I long for their rugged coasts and magical, mossy undercliffs.
I enjoy working in oils, acrylics and watercolour, but recently I’ve been seduced by gouache. I’m still at the exploring stage, but I think they have given my work a welcome boost.
I’m learning all the time, absorbing inspiration and ideas wherever I find them. And that keeps me engaged, there’s always so much still to learn.