Meet the Artist

I have been passionately involved in making Art my whole life and am constantly inspired by what I see around me. I aim to convey the beauty, excitement and energy of my favourite subjects – the natural world, especially horses, big cats, the sea and the world of dance.

Photo at MAFAS 1st Feb 2018

After gaining a Distinction in Graphic Design at Newcastle upon Tyne College of Art I worked in a commercial graphics studio, then continued Art as a portrait painter and freelance artist. My work has been exhibited over 40 times, often in solo exhibitions. I have a lifetime of satisfied customers for my commissioned portraits, pet portraits and paintings.

Since 2004 I have been painting, teaching Art and running an Art Group here on the northern Costa Blanca. I have been a judge in several Art competitions and am Programme Coordinator for The Arts Society, Marina Alta – our new local branch of the worldwide organisation The Arts Society. This involves researching and booking world -class experts to give illustrated presentations on decorative and fine art to us here in Spain.

Jan painting 1

Since March I have been living in Northumbria where my husband Owen was taken ill. We now live in Alnwick which we visited every three months anyway to see family. I am now beginning to paint here and to go to a local Art group where recently we were challenged with new techniques in acrylics – it was wonderful to learn something new.

The Art Group which I started in Spain ten years ago have just had their annual exhibition in Pego, Alicante Province. The Art Group is still thriving and now run by two excellent committee members, Anne Kerr and Liz Canham, with the help of other members.