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I enjoy working intuitively, using mixed media and acrylic and sometimes collage, and the surprise element of monoprinting on silkscreen.
Inspiration comes from many different sources – other artists, nature, and memories of growing up in the Bush in Australia and of seeing the sea for the first time. I like strong colours reminiscent of hot landscapes, groups of bathers elemental against a vivid blue sky and sea.
I am drawn to unusual perspectives – looking down on a view or a still life or through a window, inside looking out. I love St Ives and everything about being by the sea; the light, the harbour and boats, the palm trees and agapanthus. I use a lot of blues in my painting. Sitting in a café, I draw on scraps of paper or back of envelopes, – glimpses of ordinary things like an old door or bicycle with character, or caricatures of seagulls and jackdaws strutting about.
I have exhibited regularly in local exhibitions and art trails, The Guild, St Georges, Bath Society of Artists and in the RWA Autumn Exhibitions, and The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.