I am lucky to live in such a pretty part of Wales. The beautiful surroundings are a constant source of inspiration to my work, especially the coastlines of Llansteffan, Laugharne, and Pembrokeshire, along with the street life and gorgeous buildings of wonderful old Welsh towns & Villages. I also love to paint the many castles, country houses and gardens.
I have always been fascinated by old buildings and streets and the life they contain, and really enjoy capturing the character of them in the paintings I produce – usually including bustling people and animals but without a car or white van in sight!
There are also my animal paintings that I thoroughly enjoy producing. Many of which are secret commissions for gifts, I have painted many pets, some of which are sadly no longer with their owners, so by having a painting to keep forever is a special reminder of their beautiful friend. I have been commissioned to paint dogs, cats, guinea pigs, sheep, ducks, llama’s and even a reindeer called Donut! It is wonderful when I receive an emotion filled thank you for making someone’s day special!
I also love painting flowers, I love gardening and visiting gardens, always taking dozens of photographs throughout the seasons to work from. From delicate wet in wet watercolours to large bold acrylics on canvas.
When people ask me to describe my work, I tell them:
I love to produce paintings that make people smile !