‘Cherries in Willow Pattern’
Original oil painting on board
Image 28 x 23.5 cm
39.5 x 34.5 cm including 5 cm wide dark wood frame with a gold slip.
Collect from gallery £275
Including UK delivery £295
‘I began painting, as a pastime, in 1994 and have been painting full time since 1999. I have no formal training in art, having pursued a scientific education and a career as a microbiologist in the water industry. My main interests outside full time work were always my horses and competitive eventing.
‘I use oils in traditional still life paintings. These are finely detailed compositions of fruit, cheese, pottery etc in the style of the Dutch old masters.’
My first animal portraits were of my own horses and dogs but commissions soon arrived and a number of local art and craft galleries started to sell my still life paintings. When changes in the water industry would have involved me commuting daily from Herefordshire to Coventry I decided, with the support of my noble husband Len, to try life as a full time artist.
My studio is a converted seaside caravan, at my home, an idyllic stone cottage hidden in the narrow lanes of north Herefordshire and shared with Len and a companionable collection of horses, dogs and cats.’