I have always drawn inspiration from the natural world.
I grew up in Snowdonia, in the Conwy valley, until age 13 when we moved to Ynys Enlli/Bardsey Island as a family (a small remote island off the North Wales coast).
I have always drawn and painted, and living on Enlli deepened my desire to capture the beauty I saw around me.
I spent much of my time outside, drawing and observing the seals, seabirds, and seascapes, later developing an interest in moths, butterflies and wild flowers.
My foundation year was spent in various short courses at West Dean college, West Sussex.
I then started a BA in Drawing at Falmouth School of Art, but left at the end of my second year to learn at my own pace and pursue particular interests within my drawing and painting practice.
I have twice been on the SWLA (Society of Wildlife Artists) seabird drawing course based in North Berwick, and was lucky to win their bursary in 2016. This led to an interest in watercolour painting.
In the summer of 2019, I had the privilege of showing my work at Plas Glyn-Y-Weddw in my first solo show, ‘Small Worlds’. Many of the pieces from the exhibition can be found in the gallery page of the website.
I mainly work in watercolours, in the field directly from life.
I paint whatever draws my attention, but giving particular focus to the small things easily missed.
I now live in Rhiw, Pen Llyn, and continue to be delighted daily by the hidden things in nature.
Squill, my frequent painting companion.