INSPIRING JOY & WELL-BEING THROUGH NATURES COLOUR
Nature, creativity & inspiring others have always been my greatest passions, so bringing them together has always been an obvious choice.
Throughout life's ups and downs painting has brought me peace and fulfilment. At the darkest time in my life, having lost everything, I discovered that the creative process had a strong healing effect. From that moment I pursued a full time career doing what I love.
Constantly drawn to the simplest details & moments in Nature which entrance me, I find mindfulness & peace in the vignettes of what others might walk straight past. By drawing these out onto a large scale I aim to create a greater awareness of the importance our natural surroundings have in humanities well-being.
The creative practice takes me into a deeply meditative state, during which stories & answers unfold & bring me an understanding & resolution to life's issues.
Rather than painting what I feel, I paint what I need and the process brings the gift of changing emotions. The mindful moments I discover in nature start the process of healing & translating those onto canvas magnifies the effect. So when I am stressed, I paint peace and relaxation. Exhausted, I paint vitality and energy and that’s how I end up feeling. I become totally absorbed in the work & somehow, the paintings seem to whisper insights & solutions to whatever is happening in my mind, body & life.
My constant exploration into the deeply ingrained genetic link we have to nature is a journey which never ceases to amaze me. The changing of the seasons, the play of light on the simple plants & flora can have such profound effects that there is even a scientific name for it: ‘Biophilia’ has shown that bringing images & nature into our home & work environments promotes wellbeing, focus & positive energy to both body & mind.
I've been lucky enough to have my work collected all over the world, staged some exciting big exhibitions in prestigious venues & heard from so many students studying my work for their GCSE's & A'Levels.
I’ve been incredibly humbled and grateful not only to be given this gift which brings me so much joy, but to hear beautiful testimonials from those who have felt my work move them in some way.
My home in Devon is now also my studio & being surrounded by the hedgerows, meadows & moors which abound in wild growth provides endless subject matter.
I hope you enjoy browsing through my website & maybe take a moment to sit and just be. Relax, let go of all thought and just enjoy the time to stop and let nature’s colours carry you away.