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My visual art is mostly made on paper using pencil, oil pastel and pen and ink. I also make stencils and have a legacy set of airbrushed stencil work, mostly for note cards and Christmas cards. The inks are obsolete now so I print these myself onto Bockingford paper with Epson inks. I am creating new designs for pencil stencil images, each one hand drawn, and I also paint on silk. When I first got a windows computer I would only have it in the house if I could draw on it, and I did, using the mouse, so I have a Digital Collection some of which is inspired by spiritual themes.
I trained in several commercial art and fashion studios in London the 1970s. Everything was done by hand. Paste up and layout using Cow Gum and Rotring pens for IPC comics and also for NCR manuals; oil paints for painting the faces and make up onto top quality display mannequins for a mannequin renovation company, and making couture belts and hand covered buttons by hand for a small company that made bespoke orders for the couture houses in London.
I have sewn as long as I have drawn, since about 4 years old. I started designing my own clothes when I was a young teenager, working out how to make my own paper patterns and although I learnt how to sew using a machine, I favoured hand sewing. I practice as a designer dressmaker of hand sewn clothes especially from silk and natural fibres, as well as a visual artist. I also design and create designs for hand embroidery and beadwork, for clothes but also for pictures.
I work from a home base in Kent, by appointment, when not in Lockdown, but you can buy my work online from my website. Not all of it is on show yet so I am happy to discuss what is online, my other works and commissions by e-mail.
Coloured pencils, Digital Art, Drawing, Fabric painting, Giclée Print, Ink Pens, Mixed Media, Oil pastel, Pencil, Silk Painting
Abstract or Experimental, Buildings and Architecture, Christmas, Fantasy, Flower, Flowers, Food, Pastel, Plants
Derwent pencils, Winsor & Newton Smooth Surface Cartridge Paper, St Cuthberts Mill, Bockingford Paper, Somerset Black paper, Rotring Technical pens, oil pastels, Pebeo silk paints, Marabu silk paints, 100% silk fabric e.g. habotai, crepe backed satin, crepe de chine for painting on, digital fine art paper of various brands and Epson inks for giclee prints, Bockingford for cards,
BA Open (Open University)
Professional Graphic Design Training Course (CPD)