Artist Bio or Statement / Bio de l’artiste ou la déclaration
Artistic creativity has always been a part of my life, whether it was refurbishing a house, sewing and knitting clothes for family, jewellery making, or spinning and weaving in my lovely light filled studio. The process always involved a few sketches, but it was not until we moved aboard a ten metre sailboat, shrinking an otherwise unlimited workspace, that I started to use watercolour, graphite pencil and colour pencil to continue my need to create.
Sailing to fascinating destinations in the South Pacific, Australia, S.E. Asia, and Japan, studying the local customs, flora and fauna have provided much inspiration for my work.
I have had no formal art training, and the process is a continual learning experience. Now that I am land based for a while I intend to explore other mediums and paint larger sized works always striving to improve my skills and expand the visions of what I observe in the world around me.
COLOURED PENCIL WORKS / LES OEUVRES EN CRAYONS DU COULEUR
GRAPHITE WORKS / LES OEUVRES EN GRAPHITE CHARCOAL WORKS / LES OEUVRES EN CHARBON DE BOIS