each stroke mindful, magical and intuitive
I’m an intuitive artist who paints soothing, dreamy abstracts and moon paintings infused with natural elements of the sea, sky and land .
Along with my husband and two children, I live within the beautiful Forest Of Dean in a converted chapel with far reaching views.
A quiet place to breathe and gaze at the big skies rolling past my windows & the forest landscape changing slowly with the seasons.
Although a coastal girl at heart, I love how the trees reflect the cyclical nature of life evolving, renewing or moving on, forever in motion - reflecting the ebb and flow of the sea.
Sailing, dancing, love, friendship, fashion, painting and travel all nourish my soul and bring me great happiness.
I love spending time alone to reflect & recharge but I equally love the buzz of life, nurturing friendships and discovering new things & experiences.
Painting is a form of escapism and mindfulness for me which offers precious quiet time to pause and reflect.
My approach is slow, immersive and considered, each stroke mindful and intuitive. The paintings dreamy and calming, conveying my deep sense of tranquillity.
I often start with deep fluid pools of colour and written words which I then respond toby adding creamy, soothing layers of paint, softly blended areas, sweeping arches, effervescent drops, etched script and some highlights of glimmering gold leaf or fine glitter.
I love creating within circles - or moons - and using circular pathways and moons within my paintings. I see them as reflecting the cyclical nature of life, our unity under one sky, the yin yang, good vs bad, death &rebirth, light vs dark and the continuity of time. I find them so therapeutic. They allow the mind to travel around full circle, soaking in the details, continually moving and readjusting. Forming a story inspired by imagery, colour and marks. I find this restful response so healing and it brings me such pleasure to hear that my paintings inspire that same curiosity, quiet reflection and inner peace in others.
I release 3-4 series of paintings each year in a variety of sizes from 10cm to1.5m using archival quality paints and framing. Each collection draws on a theme with it’s own colour palette and I usually work in alternate waves ofcool blues/ greens followed by warmer pink hues. Prices for originals startfrom £48 with giftware and prints from £5.
I’d love to welcome you into my light filled studio totake a closer look at the details of my paintings and soak in their beauty which can only be truly appreciated in person.
I encourage you to breathe deepand lose yourself in their storytelling which hint at a captured breath, an enchanted love, a rising sense of magic, the spirit of the shoreline or our connection with nature.
“ Your work is so calming and uplifting” Lesley
“ I can feel so much peace whilelooking at your pieces. 🕊“ Kesia
“Beautiful! Your artwork is magical and sooo dreamy” Jan
After a short upbringing in Tunisia then Scotland, we moved to the north east of Italy where I grew up spending many days on the long sandy beaches and immersing myself in a beautiful country which became my first school, second home and second language. I have many fond memories from this time which have shaped my outlook on life.
My mother, a teacher with a zest for life, took us many places to explore and take part in all sorts of activities. We took part in Italian festivtes, admired the mosaics of Ravenna, the canals & winding streets of Venice, the old cities of Firenze, Rome and Milan , the quieter countryside further south and went skiing in the Alps. We learnt how to make traditional Easter eggs in the local chocolate factory, saw glass blowing in Venice and traipsed around many ruins, churches and palazzi learning all about the history and art.
When I was ten, we relocated back to Scotland where I spend the next 5 years before moving out to Texas in USA where I spent a year in High School. Upon returning to the UK, I attended Aberdeen College of Art to obtain a Foundation degree in Art and Design where I trained in a variety of disciplines before being accepted at Winchester School of Art to complete a BA in Fashion Design.
I then spent the following 20 years in the fashion industry after launching my own award winning fashion label which showed on the catwalk biannually during London Fashion Week. My womenswear collections were sold through high end boutiques across the UK & USA. I also had the privilege of designing the most gorgeous couture bridal gowns and bespoke womenswear for some very lovely ladies and celebrities, really allowing my imagination and pattern cutting skills full expression.
Following the birth of my daughter, I restructured my business to focus on maternity and nursingwear (breastfeeding clothes) to meet the demand for flattering, stylish clothes for the modern nursing mum. This range still sells through my Etsy shop under the name BreastfeedWithEase after winning a Dragons Den Style competition at The Baby Show for Trade and selling through NCT and other nursery boutiques in the UK.
Skip ten years on to January 2018, I felt a calling to return to my roots and explore my passion for painting from my college years. I knew that I didn't want to return to representational art so I took an online course with Californian artist Devon Walz called Creativity Unleashed. This intensive, soulful course introduced me to intuitive abstract painting, helping me to develop skills to express my inner voice.
From there I was able to continue developing my own style and unique painting techniques for creating dreamy paintings. I now exhibit within local art galleries and at art events and look forward each year to opening my studio for the farOpen Art Trail which runs in July.
Although each series of paintings has a common theme and colour palette (a remnant of my fashion days), I never set out with a speicifc vision, only a feeling which then has the freedom to flow onto canvas in it's own way. I scribble down my thoughts, cover them with paint, paint out my emotions with marks and textures... I simply follow the prompts and clues mindfully until a pleasing composition has been reached. Only then do I realise what I have created - so the final pieces are just as much of a surprise and delight to me as they are to you!
With the confidence and skill in my own unique painting style, I am now offering art workshops so that you too, can learn the therapeutic benefits of painting your heart out. Click here for current info on art courses.
If you have any questions or would like to talk to me about commissions, workshops or collaborations, please fill out the form below or email me at email@example.com and I'll reply within 48hrs.
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