I am a Somerset based artist, specialising in pastel paintings of birds and animals. For many years I have moved all round the country and overseas, but after much travelling found a home in East Somerset 10 years ago. Many of my paintings are now inspired by and feature the local wildlife, as well as the livestock grazing in the fields all around us. Animals have always been an important inspiration for my work; especially my own dogs and cat. Recently I have spent more of my time on commissions for pet portraits. Please have a look at my Pet Portrait page if you would like to commission a pet portrait in pastel. A selection of my original paintings can be viewed on the Gallery page and my open and limited edition prints for sale are on my Prints page. A selection of blank cards can be found on the Greetings Card page.
Exhibitions and Events : I will be taking part in the following exhibitions this year:
Wales Barn Group: The Davis Hall, West Camel, BA22 7QX: 28th to 30th July
Somerset Art Weeks: Pylle Village Hall, Pylle, BA4 6SZ: 23rd Sept to 8th October 2017
Please see Exhibition page for more details. Pastel Workshops No previous knowledge or experience is needed. Working on an animal painting I will take you through the basic equipment, principles and techniques I use for pastel painting. I provide all the equipment, materials and images required. Tea and Coffee included. Places are limited so booking is essential: full payment on booking will secure your place. If you would like to be put on my mailing list please get in touch and let me have your email address. firstname.lastname@example.org Please see Workshops page for more details.