I love to create art that appeals to the imagination, and each work is gradually created with careful attention to detail. The colour is one of the most important aspects of my art and understanding how colours complement each other is vital to the finished work. One work 'The Red Scent Bottle' hopefully illustrates how the colours are important and how they work together.
My art career began in traditional art working as a portrait painter. I'm mostly a self-taught painter although I studied life drawing over many years. Finally I exhibited at the Society of Women Artist's annual show and completed many portrait commissions. Recently, however, I have become interested in design and abstract art and use the computer as a medium. I had a head start as I worked with computers and have worked as a scientist. All my works are original and unlike some graphic or digital artists I don't use clip-art. This does not mean I am against clip-art I simply don't feel the need. All parts of the artwork are created using a variety of methods sometimes in a random way sometimes very controlled. I occasionally use my drawings completed over 40 years, which without counting must reach several hundred. In the case of the Little Welsh Cottage a drawing was used as the base of the picture with several experimental layers over this and finally I finished with freehand drawing using a tablet. I love colour and have recently been using colour techniques to give a three dimensional feel to my work allowing the viewer to enter into the picture. Every week I add new artworks and thus have an increasing Fine Art America gallery. Finally thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy the art.
Currently, the works shown here are available for card designs only.
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