I am a Devon-based artist, living and working in East Devon. I am very fortunate to be surrounded by beautiful countryside and warm, caring people. From my lovely attic studio, I create acrylic paintings on canvas of ‘fantasy’ trees. Words or phrases are hidden within the branches. These words reflect a feeling of peace and are mainly nature-inspired or spiritual in meaning.
My work is inspired by the tree drawings of J.R.Tolkien and the ethos of the art work of Ed Org. My love of nature also plays a big part in my work and I try to capture an essence of a particular season or time of day in my paintings. I am constantly looking at trees; at how they are formed and the different light that plays upon them.
From my paintings, I produce cards and prints. The cards may be suitable for people in need of a little comfort or peace perhaps after a bereavement or during difficult times. Alternatively they may simply be passed on as a token of friendship and love.
As well as my tree paintings I also create miniatures, which I turn into unique pieces of vintage jewellery. From birds, such as robins and blue-tits that I see daily out of my window, to trees with inspirational messages or bible verse entwined in their branches, I paint pendants and brooches that can be worn.
Art is a great gift for which I am truly grateful and I hope my work expresses a little something that may ‘speake’ to others.
To see examples of my work please visit my Portfolio pages.