A self-taught artist, I've been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember. I've worked as a pet porttrait painter for over twenty years, amongst various office and waiting-on jobs, but have finally decided to be brave and see where my art takes me by painting whatever I fancy.
I love colour and vibrancy in paintings, and am interested in exploring how different colour spectrums work together to form a palette. Although I'm naturally more of a realist artist, I'm trying to let go of my caution and paint in a more instinctive way, while also remembering that sometimes the detail you leave out of the painting is as important as that which you include. To me, art should be a visual mood-enhancer, something to lift your heart and soul.
I'm influenced by artists such as Mucha, John Singer Sargeant, Klimt, Shawn Barber, and Munnings, to name a few, but often it depends what mood I wake up in!
Gives the frame its character and provides the perfect setting for an artwork to be fully enjoyed.
Protects the artwork from dust and wilting so that it can be admired for many years.
Adds depth to an image and works with the moulding to enhance and protect the artwork.
Bonds to the artwork ensuring it is perfectly smooth and holds the whole frame together.
The artwork is carefully mounted in preparation for framing.