Based in Spain
I am a full time artist based in Marbella, Spain. I create highly textured abstract pieces on canvas with shining metallic embellishment.
My inspiration comes from many things but mostly from the natural world, the fury of the sea, the calm reflections of water, the delicacy of a summer bloom and the beauty of the underwater world. I love textures and surface interest and tactile, textile inspired artwork.
Recurring themes in much of my work are flowing images, I like the idea of movement and that nothing stands still and is always changing. Metallic paints and iridescent paints are used in most of my work; again there is the idea of constant change as the metallics in the paintings look different in daylight or electric light and even when viewed from a different angle. I have always had a fascination with shiny, sparkly things, the effects of oil on water and metallic colours. In my days in fashion design I earned the name ‘Magpie' for my insistence on adding something shiny to every design whether it needed it or not!
I originally trained as a fashion designer at the University of the Arts London ( London College of Fashion) & went on to have a successful career in fashion design. My designs for prints & embroideries have been seen in many high street stores around the world. I believe my work in fashion has given me a good understanding of colour and textures and an ability to envisage how a painting will look in an interior setting and I specialise in creating individual pieces especially for your interior design.