I am an artist based in Essex and a member of the UK Coloured Pencil Society. I specialise in portraiture, working to commission in both graphite and coloured pencil, but also exhibit and accept commissions for still life and landscape subjects.
Largely self-taught, I first exhibited in the 1990s when I was the only coloured pencil artist to show with the Barton Group of painters in Essex. I currently have work on permanent show in a gallery in Essex and have clients in England and America.
I enjoy the flexibility and subtlety of coloured pencil for figurative work. I find people endlessly fascinating as subjects and, although I relish the technical challenge of producing a good likeness, I try to find a way to get inside the character of every sitter. I believe a good portrait should produce a 'shock' of recognition that shows the artist has painted more than life.
I love the challenge of creating something new, of capturing something I have seen and passing it on for others to enjoy too. Painting is, for me, about seeing into things in a way that is fresh and immediate. It is a way of being in the world more fully.
Graphite portraits start at £120 and coloured pencil portraits at £140 (more than one sitter increases the cost)
Landscapes and still life subjects start at £140
Please contact me by email to discuss details of a commission. gallery.co.uk