I just love to learn and create .............
I have always
been a creative person and I adore colour, it has the power to make you feel so
many different things. If I think back I have always been doing some form of
artwork but I have never really taken it seriously. I paint in my spare time
and if I don't paint for a number of days I really miss it. I do think painting
and creating is as natural as the rain; small ideas and fireflies of
inspiration fall all around us and collect into pools of ideas, they swirl,
weave and whisper until they become a trickle, an inkling of intention that
gathers momentum until it tumbles and spills onto the canvas.
I don't really
have an arty background and I'm
completely self taught. As
a child I always enjoyed drawing and had a secret hanker to go to art
college but I was never encouraged at school and instead qualified in the
sciences and studied to become a 'Marine Environmental Scientist'. I
specialised in micro-biology and throughout my career I was always at my
happiest when I was drawing the miraculous life forms that
I studied down a microscope in my field book. That silent world of
by intricate and striking patterns of silica mesmerised me; My love of
detail was born. I am now a carer for my
husband and an artist in my spare time. Art definitely gives me a sense of
freedom, the colours and textures pull me into that moment, transports me to a
different place and allows all my cares to drift away. I think when you begin
to see, begin to really see, you notice the connection in things, the little
details that really do make a difference, you become aware of the things that
only time and patience can buy.... these are the true treasures of our world,
the real measure of our personal wealth.
I feel so blessed to have the life I lead. I just love to learn and create.
I often find myself playing with materials and pushing boundaries to see how
mediums react, splashing colour around and experimenting with techniques, then
bringing them all together to create finished pieces of art. I love that moment when someone see's
something that you have created and it touches them ....they 'get it'. Art is
magic; it connects people
together, whether individual or communal it
is a tangible manifestation of ideas that has the power to stir the soul
in a single glance ... that's why I love it!