I have been drawing and painting ever since I could hold a pen. Art was my favourite subject at school and I studied it at GCSE and A-Level. However it is The Pallant House Community Art Programme in Chichester which has enabled me to produce art as an Autistic adult with Anxiety and low mood.
I enjoy learning how to engage with the exhibitions at Pallant House Gallery, trying new techniques and experimenting with different and sometimes unexpected materials in the workshops. I love colour and I am interested in depicting natural and urban landscapes, portraiture and socio-political themes.
My muses include Tracey Emin, Prunella Clough, Julian Trevelyan, Nick Goss, Ivon Hitchens, Henry Moore, William Hogarth and (Horst) Walter Nessler. But I take inspiration from anywhere and everywhere; from films, music videos and song lyrics to graphic artwork on DeviantArt, the work of local artists at the Ox Market Gallery and on the annual Art Trail and, of course, the work of other members of the Pallant House Community Programme!
I’d like to hold my own exhibitions in the future. I have so many ideas running around inside my head; it’s a job to know where to start!