Collections

A selection of my work. If you want to see a piece more closely, click on it.

My Cornish Studio 2017

This year has seen me combine my love of natural pigments and painting with eco-printing, painting nature, photography and sculptural work using foraged, fallen plant life.

My Cornish Studio 2017

Fallen Treasures

Fallen leaves collected during Autumn 2016 on an in-between-houses stay at our parents’  places in the South East of England. Some are from a park in Addlestone, Surrey, some from the streets of Otford, Kent and others from a day out at Winkworth Arboretum. All were brought home on an 8-hour train ride to Cornwall and photographed on my windwsill during a beautifully bright December morning.

Fallen Treasures

2016 in my toxin-free studio…

In the last few months of 2015, I moved, with my husband and little son, Gabriel, to the end of England. We now live in Penzance, on the Cornish coast. It took a few months to set me up a space to paint. It’s the corner of the kitchen (where ‘normal’ people have a dining table!), and it’s my haven. This is what has come out of it so far…

2016 in my toxin-free studio

Sea and Sky

I am endless fascinated, grounded, renewed and heartened by looking out to sea. It’s one of the reasons I love living in Cornwall so much. The light heals me; the colour and shapes inspire me. Here’s a few shots of sea and sky-scapes that I’ve captured using my iPhone 5 camera.

Sea and Sky

Early Work

I started painting for the first time a few months before my 40th birthday. I’d just been through one of the most challenging times of my life. I stumbled across the work of Flora Bowley on Instragram and fell in love with the colour and freedom. I signed up for her e-course, Bloom True. There, I learnt about acrylic paints and how to create without an end in mind; intuitively. 6 months after beginning, I sold all my acrylics and started experimenting with natural pigments (from minerals and rocks) and home-made paint. The pieces you see here come from my first year of painting.

Early Work