Freelance Illustrator and Artist specialising in portraits of people, animals and private commissions. Professional tutor providing lessons, workshops,art groups and courses for all abilities, media and budgets.
It was with great pride that I was selected to exhibit in this years Open International Exhibition with the UK Coloured Pencil Society at the Menier Gallery in London. I entered three piecesw this year was astounded when all three pieces were selected.
The first was Reynard, I had entered him the previous year but on that occassion he was not accepted. It goes to show how different judges have different tastes.
The second was 'Mum in a Million' which was drawn using Brush and Pencil blending powders and textured fixative on sanded paper. This beautiful rose was a present from my two littlest children on Mother's Day and has the most amazing scent.
My third piece was entitled 'Red Hot Chilli Peppers' created on drafting film using both sides. Drafting film is a plastic surface which is ideal for coloured pencil as it creates a luminous appearance and is great to add dimension and depth. whilst it does not take many layers the colours are purer and transluscent.