I am an award-winning artist. My first art award was as a teenager when I came second in a national school competition. I think I may have been reading the “Mr Men” books at the time to my brother, as I remember a round orange character and traffic lights – perhaps it is just as well I can’t remember any more than that!
Fast forward a few years and I won an art award sponsored by Twenty Twenty Gallery in Shropshire. I then sold 3 paintings via the gallery, including the prize-winning piece – “My Calcutta Bookseller”.
Just two years later, in 2014, I was awarded a First Class Honours degree in Fine Art.
My paintings are characterized by the bold colours that I use and the wild energy from which I paint. My art is often inspired by flowers, colours and patterns that I find in nature, and the captivating emotions that the sea evokes. My painterly style is inspired by the Fauvist movement.
Painting challenges and energizes me in equal measure. It has always been my oasis, the place where I can be most ‘me’.