I'm a local, professional, full-time artist based in the village of Anderby on the Lincolnshire coast. I'm originally from London but am very lucky to now call Lincolnshire my home, and to be a proud Lincolnshire artist.
I love living here. The Lincolnshire coast and countryside can be beautiful, bleak and melancholy at the same time. It's full of joy, nostalgia and wonderful memories for so many people, often going back generations. I try to capture that emotion in my paintings.
I've been painting, sketching and making, for as long as I can remember. But I'd never painted seascapes till I moved here and made Lincolnshire art my focus. And I rediscovered chalk pastels only quite recently too. Chalk pastel seascapes feel to me like a perfect match.
When I'm not painting, or running my art business, you'll find me out walking. I get endless inspiration for my art on my local beaches. I'm inspired by colours, shadows, the mood of the skies and waves, and by vast scenes that remind us how tiny we humans are compared to the natural world. I’m fascinated by places where nature and man-made structures meet - sea defences, outfalls, piers and seaside resorts.
I love to paint all the wonderful places along the Lincolnshire coast, at different times of day and in all seasons, from Gibraltar Point to Cleethorpes, via Skegness, Chapel St Leonards, Anderby Creek, Sandilands, Sutton on Sea, and Mablethorpe.
I paint mostly in chalk pastel because their vibrant colours are well suited to the drama of the English coast and countryside. I also love how physical chalk pastel is. There’s nothing between me and the chalk pastel stick. It can get mucky but I’m at my happiest covered in chalk dust! But I sometimes paint in watercolour or gouache too.
I launched my art business in the autumn of 2020. Since then, I've sold over 400 original paintings and prints, to customers across the UK, and in Europe.
I'm mostly a one woman band, although I also work with some carefully-chosen, UK-based specialist print partners too, to bring you canvas prints, greetings cards and art gifts.
My art is currently available as original paintings and print (in canvas and on paper), art gifts and greetings cards. You can view and purchase all my art from this website. But I'm always exploring new ways to get my art to new audiences. Subscribe to my email list and follow me on social media to keep up to date with my latest artworks and projects.
Thank you for taking the time to look at my art. I hope you like it.
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