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After many years of living in London and working as a project manager with creative teams on all kinds of print and digital projects, I now live in Colchester, Essex with my husband and Hungarian Puli Milo. Nowadays I’m a freelance writer and help charities (particularly hospices) with their annual reviews, newsletters and websites.
I love all things creative including drawing, painting, photography and writing. Recently I’ve developed an interest in traditional signwriting and painted the signs for Birchfest, a music festival in Suffolk.
I started studying with the Open College of the Arts (OCA) in 2013 and having weathered various ups and downs on the way I have completed Drawing 1 and Painting 1. I am currently studying Creative Arts Today. I am working my way towards a Creative Arts degree but it is the journey rather than the destination that matters for me. Fitting OCA studies around other commitments is a tough slog and I will continue as long as the process is fulfilling. So far it has made a tremendous difference to my own practice – I have been catapulted out of my comfort zone and the creative rut I was stuck in when I started.
What do I want to achieve?
I want to learn about art in the widest sense and be able to communicate that knowledge to others as well as develop my skills and confidence in terms of my own practice, particularly in painting and drawing. I want to stretch myself, explore my creative potential and see where it takes me.
I hope you enjoy my drawings and paintings and welcome your comments.
Hi there, I think I have used one of your paintings for a tanka poem I have written recently. I just typed in ‘view from a window’ and I got a picture from your blog as well as many others. Let me know if you would like it removed or changed. I have credited it in the art contribution section/page with a link to your blog as well. It’s no problem if you would rather I don’t use it. Have a great day. 🙂
Hi Gretl – you are welcome to use my open window picture provided that you give it a credit on the page on which it is used. I enjoyed reading your poetry.