Well, where do I start? I’ve enjoyed painting and drawing from very young, well who hasn’t! I remember drawing the horses at the horse guards parade whilst I was growing up in London and, as a young Mum, many years ago, I started doing art courses and going to Edinburgh for the art summer schools. Then, eight years ago, at last, I graduated with a BA in Fine Art Practice, phew! It was in the final year of this that fused glass and I first met shortly followed by my buying my first kiln. Then another and another; no of course I don’t have a kiln habit!
So since then I’ve been working mainly in float glass, enjoying it’s greeny tinge, it’s “blank canvas” appeal and having a love/hate with it’s unpredictability! That said, I’ve had some great results and, I’m very pleased to say, have sold many many pieces. I also teach in glass. (see the courses link above where you will be taken to my Glass Jewels website). I’ll get some courses in paint going at some point too. In between these, looking after my newer arrival; my eight year old, (now I’m no longer a young Mum!) I paint when I can
Why the blog? Well, I’ve been working in art for a while so I thought I’d share my thoughts on ways of being more creative, on where I’m going and what developments I have come across. I hope you’ll join me on the journey!