paintings, illustrations and animation backgrounds
As a painter working at Pydar Artists Studios, Truro, I produce work in a variety of media. Watercolour and pastel are two current favourites and allow the subjects to be interpreted in a bold, immediate way. My paintings are mainly inspired by Cornwall and loosely reference art of the 1930s in its love of pattern and restrained colour.
Current paintings sometimes reflect my original training and subsequent practice as a textile designer. At other times it is my graduate career as a freelance illustrator working for a wide range of editorial and business clients, that comes through in the work.
As an animation background artist, working freelance for several London animation studios on various animated television series, films and commercials, I was required to switch between many different production styles.
My versatility with painting mediums and passion for good design and storytelling feeds into my current role as part-time Senior Lecturer at Falmouth University on the Animation and Visual Effects course.