I always loved painting flowers Sometimes from life and sometimes from imagination.
These paintings are gouache and I did them from photos I took in Hyde park. In the Spring the parks in London are full of lovely flowers and I love to walk there and photo the flowers. Hyde park is big so there is a sense of freedom there. I also buy flowers when they are reduced in price.
I got some lovely flowers the other day and they look and smell divine.
These are logos I was asked to create. I’ve always been able to draw quickly. When I was at art college I did fashion design for a while and I liked doing quick sketches of figures that I saw in fashion magazines. I also loved drawing with charcoal as it can be done very freely. I prefer to use materials that aren’t restrictive. These are done with felt tips and then I took photos with an iPad. I worked in schools for many years and would draw pictures for the children and its great to be able to be creative and to feel so relaxed when I work.
I did these pictures on canvas using felt tip pens sometimes I think its great to use materials that seem unusual together I love bright colours and felt tips come in bright colours with lots of variations in colour. I can draw and then colour in the drawing.I did textile design so I like patterns too. these are mixes of flowers that i enjoyed creating. I feel very happy when I am creating a picture and its very satisfying
to see the final picture.
I love painting these were painted recentl. I was thinking about the changing seasons. I love using big brushes and working on large canvases. I use gouache paint as oils take so long to dry but i would love to use oils for a while
I painted portraits for five years and also I’ve concentrated on mastering watercolours for two years. I work from imagination and photos. I walk around London and Dublin and Greece taking photos.
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