I am a self taught artist living in London. I have loved to draw ever since I was a child. Both my parents were talented amateur artists and they both encouraged me in my love of drawing.
I never really completely stopped trying to improve my art but somehow life got in the way, following my husband with his work around the world and raising my two children.
A couple of years ago I decided that the time had come to seriously start to paint and draw again. I dabbled for a bit with watercolours but found them difficult to master. Then I discovered the wonderful world of coloured pencils and I knew I had found my medium! I love the fine control and how you can build up the colour to achieve a lovely painterly effect.
My favourite subject are portraits, both human and animal. Trying to capture the essence of each subject is always the challenge.
I also really enjoy working in graphite and charcoal and have recently tried soft pastels.
I am now drawing every day, it's great to be back!