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    Watercolour & Calligraphy Collection


    Inspired by my surroundings, the translucency of watercolour and a passion for beautiful lettering.



    Fabulous Creatures Collection


    Inspired through the love of animals, and creating smiles through art.



  • About Me

    After ‘O’ Level Art back in the day, I didn’t do anything 'arty' for two decades until I discovered Calligraphy through Adult Education classes in West Sussex. Calligraphy instantly became a passion and ultimately I took the Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Foundation Diploma in 2003.


    In 2001 we relocated from West Sussex to North Cornwall and ran a tea room for 5 years then a large seaside Guest House for nearly 10 years. Being in the hospitality and tourism business was something we had always wanted to do and we loved every minute, however it seriously limits your leisure time!


    I started painting in watercolour before we sold the business and afterwards discovered a local class. For many years now I have gone on to develop my own individual style exploring and find my own way creatively.


    My watercolours reflect my personality. I like to inspire others and to uplift and make people smile! This is how my series of 'Fabulous Creatures' came about! I really enjoy bringing each of them to 'life'. I am particularly fond of bright vibrant colours as you can see and the humour I find in each character.


    Over the past three years I have spent most of my time creating quirky art cards. My series of Sidney Seagull cards in particular have an increasing number of admirers and collectors. They often end up framed on walls! My ocean creature cards are definitely the most popular ones I have created. Latterly I have returned and rediscovered my passion for calligraphy moving away from traditional hands to Modern Calligraphy which I find exciting, versatile and a joy to write. Towards the end of 2019 I held my first Beginners' Workshop and have inspired others to pick up a pointed nib pen and start writing too! Over recent months since the world has been changed by the Corona Virus pandemic and we were in Lockdown I have discovered acrylic paints which I have never used before and painting has really been a welcome diversion.


    My high quality prints and cards can currently be bought directly from myself either by email or through my Facebook page. Please follow me on Instagram to keep up to date with my art!




    Thank you for taking the time to check out my website, I hope you have found it interesting.



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