I’m a self-taught artist, and enjoy many forms of creativity including painting, sculpture and yarn-bombing! My favourite activity is definitely drawing though; I find it a wonderfully meditative process and am always inspired by the joyful abundance of nature.
All my work begins as a freehand drawing. I then either develop it into an illustrative design, using fineline pens and digital colour, or flesh it out using acrylic paints and paint markers. I love working at both a small scale, and on large displays.
I love it when others share my passion for nature, and enjoy exhibiting my work in cafes, community spaces and galleries. I have also been fortunate enough to have my work included in public events, such as Gromit Unleashed and numerous Art Trails around Bristol.
As well as being ecologically sensitive in my production methods, I also donate a portion of my profits to local, national or international environmental charities every year. Beneficiaries to date have included:
the World Land Trust (separate appeals to protect vulnerable forest habitats in both Argentina & Tanzania),
Oxfam (providing bee keeping equipment and solar lighting to families living in poverty in Africa),
St Werburghs Farm (appeal to construct an eco building to support work with vulnerable adults), and
Friends of Horfield Common (tree planting appeal).