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About me

I'm an artist and tutor currently living in Essex. I teach regular weekly classes in my local area, including a class specifically for stroke survivors in partnership with the 'Stroke Association'. I'm also a Professional Associate with the SAA Society for All Artists where you can watch my 'You Tube' clip, giving watercolour tips for beginners (try to overlook the 'rabbit caught in headlights' approach; I was very nervous in front of the cameras!)
I am also the secretary for the 'Thurrock Art Society'.
I have recently added my details to the Bauwow app Bauwow
I am largely self taught, working in a variety of media including watercolour, acrylics, pastels, mixed media, acrylic inks and drawing media such as graphite and carbon pencils, coloured pencils and charcoal.
I do tend jump around in subject matter, partly because I love the variety and different challenges this offers, but also to offer the best to my students, who often want to work on subjects they have chosen, that I need to be able to guide them through.
I have recently given more attention to my favourite subjects though; sketching and painting dogs. I have been booking stalls at fetes and fayres, where people can bring their dogs to me to be photographed on my ipad; they choose their favourite photo and can commission me to do a portrait in their chosen medium of their canine companion. I then complete the commission at home and post the finished sketch to them.
If you'd like to commission a sketch or painting of your pet (even if they're not dogs! I love all animals), then please contact me with your details. I have advice for taking and supplying the best photos for me to work from here. Prices, sizes and mediums can be found here.
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Thanks for dropping by. I hope you enjoy looking through my work.