I started to take an interest in art at the age of 8 or 9, where I was drawing with pencils or oil pastels at primary school. This was developed further at GCSE level, not knowing if I was any good at painting until the age of 15. I was properly introduced and taught by my teacher and current head of art at Les Quennevais School Peter Jones. I carried this through to A-level where I created many different paintings from artists references exploring colour and mixed media works guided by my teacher Jackie Rutter.
From A-level I went to Bournemouth Arts University college and graduated with a foundation diploma and a BA Honours degree. I have also recently graduated from a PGCE in art and design for Secondary School teaching at Brighton University. Since higher education I have spent most of my spare time studying and painting my surrounding environment in Jersey.
What inspires me
I have been drawn to the colours of different times of the day such as dusk and dawn, in particular the blue and golden hours. I find going out before sunrise or just before sunset particularly rewarding as the colours change dramatically over the space of a couple of hours. The unique beauty and charm of Jersey gives me an opportunity for new ideas, with dramatic tide and weather changes allowing me to create something new. Using a mixture of painting outdoors and studio work I aim to produce paintings which evoke feelings of atmosphere and memories of that place. All of the paintings on this website are created in oil paints. I love the way the medium blends together and gives my paintings both depth and a richness in colour.