All works presented here are painted on high quality, acid free watercolour paper or board.
Working in layers and with pencil, brush and fingers too, I build up strata of colour and line.
Artist working in watercolour, oils, pastel and digitally.
I love the way watercolour moves, settles and migrates - I love the spare precision of skeletal remains. These current large scale paintings combine the two.
I accept commissions. Please get in touch to talk through what you have in mind.
I am not an 'artisty' artist. I am pragmatic, business-like and straightforward. That doesn't mean that I don't appreciate beauty, light and the changing weather. I believe you can be both sensible and arty at the same time! I am serious about my work but not precious. I am learning continually and believe that the day you say to yourself "yup. I'm there", you're done!
I have a background in graphic design and illustration and was based in London for 23 years working for design and advertising agencies. Here in New Zealand, I run a design, illustration and photography studio with my husband, Neil. Our business is named Chocolate Dog after our much-loved but extremely naughty and intelligent Chocolate Labrador, Montgomery. You can view some of my illustration work at Chocolate Dog Illustration.
BA(Hons) Graphic Information Design - Westminster University, London
MA - St Martins College of Art, London