Painting is in my blood. My mother, my grandmother and my grandfather were all keen painters ,and it is they who encouraged my early attempts at art.
I have lived most of my adult life in Brixton in south east London. The brightness, bustle and colour of the immediate locality forms a back drop to a number of my paintings . I am employed as an Occupational Therapist at Croydon University Hospital .
I work in a variety of media Gouache, water colour and pastel and print making . I have exhibited locally here in Brixton, at Dulwich Picture Gallery and also in Croydon, as well as in the hospital itself.
I see painting and printing as a form of exploration; you may have an idea where you are heading but you never quite know where you are going to end up. This is what makes the whole process so exciting.
Artists whose work I draw inspiration from include Fra Angelico, Rembrandt Samuel Palmer William Blake, Henri Matisse, and Vincent Van Gogh.
LAMBETH OPEN HOUSE ART EXHIBITION
October 3 and 4
at 25 Pulross Road London SW9 8AF
BLACKPOOL BEACH WITH BIG WHEEL Pastel on paper