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I have loved creating works of art for as long as I can remember. As a child I was fascinated by a painter who lived nearby and worked from his garage – it always looked like the ideal life to me! Every year pencils, paints and sketch books were my presents of choice: colouring, sketching and creating my favourite past times.

I studied art at school and then went on to Chichester University where I completed a fine art and creative writing degree.

During my time in Chichester I experimented with many techniques and styles. I learned I loved painting as a means of expressing feeling and I began to develop my own way of seeing and a style particular to me.

My art is my way of responding to the environment around me. Sometimes I am inspired by a view at sunset and I will paint a landscape of vivid orange and yellow with purple shadows. A small collection of flowers silhouetted against a pink morning sky might peak my interest or the man made stripes of farmed fields. I try to capture the feeling of the time and the place, the emotion I felt when I experienced it. I do not paint photographs and I do not paint accurately; I move fields, add or remove trees and always, always ignore pylons.

”An art which isn’t based on feeling isn’t an art at all” Paul Cezanne