‘Dionysius of Fourna, in his ‘Painter’s Manuel’, tells his pupils that even at the stage of copying the works of others they must not carry out this work haphazardly but with the ‘Fear of God’ and with the veneration due to a sacred task.’ Bearing this in mind, along with other directions from tutors and family members I draw, sketch, illustrate, study and paint. My Training included going to Florence to learn to draw properly in Signorina Simi’s Academy, followed by a Foundation year at Camberwell and a 3 year Diploma at City and Guilds. Since then I’ve studied History of Art taking Kenneth Clark and Joshua Reynolds for my lead, and have worked in lots of artistically based jobs, including being PA for International Icon Dealer Sir Richard Temple.
My main interests are Beauty, Light and Colour, and I hope to do work that might cheer people up.
Medium:- Watercolour and water-based paints, pencil, charcoal, pastel. Also printing- etching, screenprint, dry point etc.
Subject Matter:- Landscape, Scenarios, Still-Life (including floral and similar arrangements), Portraits and Murals. I like the incidents of everyday life, costumes, paintings for occasions and ones done for specific places. An underlying fascination is how Women Artists may succeed professionally.