Self-taught, I have drawn and painted all my life ~ mostly for my own
I have exhibited and been a prize winner at the British
Society of Painters and the
International Guild of Artists exhibitions in Ilkley.
I have had three very major spine surgeries (two of which were wrongly
and now really
to complete many drawings
as the chronic pain I am now left with
limits my time at the easel.
(See my spine/scoliosis story page)
work predominantly with Caran D'Ache Luminence,
and Faber Castell Polychromos
these being my three favourites. I also
love to work in
I have found nothing equals pencils for
precision in detail such as animal coat textures
and expressions, especially in the eyes.
feel very strongly about coloured pencil becoming accepted as a fine art
medium and sincerely
hope they will
eventually achieve the popularity and acceptability they already have in
paintings in private collections in the UK, Australia, Europe and