“I am a self taught artist. I use my art as a mindfulness therapy to counter depression. I work in pen and ink including fineliners and Winsor and Newton Promarkers, so all work is pen based. I started working at my art full time in January 2017. This is my 4th Purbeck Art Weeks.
In November 2019 I took on a shared studio / shop in Swanage with Jo Porter Prints – The Courtyard Studio, 7, Tilly Mead Courtyard, Commercial Road, Swanage. I use the shop to work in and sell from. I have also been a member at Purbeck Artisan Yard in Wareham since March 2018.
In my previous PAWs my focus has been my home Open Studio in the woods above Kingston. From 2020 my Open Studio will be in the Swanage shop, this will change the nature of my visitors as many previously were passing walkers.
My philosophy as a self taught artist with a mental health history is to promote “Art for fun” which I do in all events, the shop and work with schools, library and Art Workshop. I am also known for my hand-drawn outfits.
My work continues to develop each year.”