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I was born and educated in France. I moved to England at 20 and have settled and brought up my children in this country .
I have loved drawing from an early age but my desire to paint was developed as a result of the holidays trips I have made all over Great Britain. I started by taking many photographs but found this unsatisfactory as they did not provide the same emotions felt at the time. Painting changed that and I have been painting from my photographs and “en plein air”, weather permitting, ever since I retired.
Watercolour was my first love but I have now opened up my horizons with Acrylics and more recently Oils.
As I am self-taught, it is a constant search and adventure each time I start a new project.
The pictures of my paintings represent my progression over the years. Bar my very early attempts, I have kept most of the originals as everyone is a reminder of the struggle to understand a new technique or how to mix various colours. They are my landmarks on a journey that has no end but is none the less very exciting.
I am a member of the Southend Art Club and usually exhibit with them in spring and autumn.
I love learning from other painters and have attended quite a few courses, notably with Andrew Pitt, Martin Kinnear,Roger Dellar, Charles evans to name but a few.
I am happy to take on commissions which I like to execute from photographs in my small studio. Please contact me for terms and details of your project.