I work and live in Birmingham, UK, with my husband and my dog. I have been painting in my spare time over the years. In this collection of pictures I show a selection of works I did from Lockdown 2020 onwards .
I observed my surroundings and noticed the objects in the home and in the garden. The still life paintings mainly focus on interesting shapes and iconic designs of antique or classic objects. I love painting the organic ripples, shapes and movement of material that feature in my work. These paintings evoke elements of nostalgia ; vintage but not from a specific time. The Garden paintings show the outside of my home with a new appreciation of the environment in which I live.
The Birds page are my most recent paintings. I chose to paint birds that are well known and recognisable with their own distinctive shape, colouring and character.
I like working with acrylic paints, they dry fast and you can be bold knowing you can paint over anything you're unhappy with. I like rich bright colours and once I've started a painting I can work quickly and get in the flow.
I painted this image for Bournville Clarinet Choir of which I am a member. we perform great music and I enjoy playing a part! , the picture features a lot on programmes and posters for concerts