I am a Jersey artist, I completed my education by graduating from Bath Academy of Art with a BA Hons degree in Fine Art in 1967.
I have been fortunate to work as an artist ever since then, developing my career alongside marriage and three children while my husband travelled the world as a film cameraman. Our children grew up in a creative environment and with an appetite for adventure and travel, unsurprisingly ! Our eldest daughter now lives in Tasmania and is making a name for herself as a successful artist, writer and qualified nutritional therapist, combining art, health and well being in her work.
Our second daughter works in education, teaching painting and pottery as well as working in art therapy with dementia sufferers.
Our son is pursuing a career as an airline pilot, he has a good eye for photography and has access to some spectacular aerial views !
I am passionate about our beautiful island, it’s history, architecture, the natural beauty of the coast and landscape, and not forgetting one of my favourite subjects to paint, the world famous Jersey cow.
I have worked for Interior Designers creating murals in private homes , bars, hotels and restaurants, and in 2001 was commissioned to paint two life sized murals of cows and a bull in Jersey Airport.
Growing up in Jersey I had a close relationship with the sea, we were always either in it or on it ! The changing light, colour and moods of the sea continue to fascinate me and I am now producing large canvases in oils which allow me to interpret the emotions I feel in a semi abstract way when viewing it . I aim to create atmosphere and feelings by using colour and texture to enhance the surface with the use of a palette knife ; this enables me to paint quickly and intuitively rather than representationally .My hope is to stir the viewer’s own response when looking at my paintings , whether of storms brewing , tides ebbing or the still calm of a Summer morning when all is quiet.
I have always enjoyed working in three dimensions and have a pottery studio at home where I have made a range of ceramic boats, relief tiles, slab built pots and garden sculptures. In the future I aim to refine my work to allow more time to explore the possibilities of making animal sculptures.
My work can be viewed in Jersey at the Harbour Gallery in St. Aubin, Maison Jersey in St.Helier, Jane James Ceramics in Gorey and at our home studio in beautiful St.Ouen to which visitors are welcome by appointment.
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