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Painting is my Passion. Nature is my inspiration. I grew up on a farm spending my days wandering around the fields, exploring the outdoors, watching wildlife, picking wild flowers, just being free, always with a couple of dogs and a little black cat at my heels! And even now you can regularly find me wandering through the fields or walking my dogs along the canal always with a camera in hand, ready to catch any inspiration for new paintings. I'm pretty sure my neighbours think I am nuts as they often catch me on my knees in the hedges and ditches near our home photographing or sketching some treasure. As I write, the celandines are in bloom and have me enraptured!
I love to paint flowers, especially wildflowers, gardens, and wildlife, particularly birds. I feed the birds and our garden is alive with their color and song. I could watch them all day, but then I would never get to paint! We grow lots of old fashioned cottage garden flowers which provides me with plenty of painting inspiration. Wildflowers, which are never called weeds in our house, also self seed and flourish, probably even more abundantly that the cossetted and cared for hybrids, and provide much needed food, nesting materials and shelter to birds and every kinds of insect. We have lots of bees and butterflies, and leave areas wild for them to enjoy. At least that's what I tell any visitors who might [...]Read the rest of this bio on the
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