Art is colour, flow and shape.
In my work, I explore the forms of colour, contrast and movement in my animal portraits.
Colour, marks and texture represents what I believe forms the foundation of painting. I love the way that your brush can tell a story through the energetic marks you make and can capture more in one image than a photograph ever could. It's our own interpretation of what we see and how we've explored the image visually and through this amazing medium of paint.
As an oil painter, I try to capture the unique personalities and emotions of the animals in my paintings - animals we think of as children like dogs to exotic animals such as dolphins. I play around with softness of marks, contrasting light touches to sharp detail in the eyes to intensify the emotional connection to the viewer.
The richness of oil paints is something that marries incredibly well with my subjects to capture the intense saturation of fur, feathers and scales. I can build these layers in a literal sense of fur in order to give body and realism to the animals.
She holds a BA in Fine Art from the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham.
Help! Savages! Exhibition - Oxford House, London (April 2014)
Pursuit of Perfection - Centre for Better Health, Hackney (10th April-17th April 2015)
Futurity - Foyer Gallery, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham (17th April - 7th May 2015)
C E N T R I C I T Y - 5th Base Gallery, Brick Lane, London (6th Spetember - 9th September 2015)
Multitudo - Linear Gallery, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham (November 2015)
Intervista - Linear Gallery, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham (8th January-4th February 2016)
Stopjectify - Diversity Gallery, London (8th March-12th March 2016)
Degree Show 2016, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham (June - July 2016)
Wild Surrey, Surrey Wildlife Trust, Guildford House Gallery (25th May-16th June)
Over 18 Winner and shortlisted with another piece - Wild Surrey, Surrey Wildlife Trust, Guildford House Gallery
"How to use Oil Paints", Hobbycraft Blog, September 2018