I get excited and jump straight into things, and sometimes this makes for something intuitively beautiful, and sometimes it makes for a big messy learning curve – but both hold their value in my eyes. My love of abstract and abstract surrealism stems from its freedom and lack of rules, and has become my ‘goto’ form of art to express whatever’s in my head, to convey the feeling that can’t be explained in words, in such a way that others can take from it want serves them.
When I am creating a piece of work I am lost in the process, I am consumed and in a happy place, creating a feeling of relief and contentment. It’s my therapy.
I play over the same themes often, many reflecting natural open space, the water, sky, or vast open landscapes – and each time the mood or technique dictates a different outcome.
I am self-taught in all the things I do. For every one success there are probably ten failures or more. I am lucky enough to have a encouraging supportive husband, and between us we have slowly made a small workshop and art studio in our family home. My days are often spent flip-flopping between being a Mum to two adorable yet noisy boys, to creating colourful art, to turning a piece of wood on my lathe, to using power tools to make a ‘thing’, or making a sticky mess with resin.
I don’t know if i’m an artist, a creative, or something in between. It doesn’t need to be labelled, I just know I love what i do, and if i can bring a little happiness to others along the way then I’m doing something right.
I hope my colourful creations can bring some joy to you.