I began painting scenes that would become Christmas cards in 2015 and shortly all eight original artworks will go on show from November 26 until after Christmas at All Hallows church in Allerton, Liverpool. All Hallows is itself a famous building being Grade 1 with stained glass windows that are world-famous, having been created by Burne Jones.
In the above paintring a robin is silhouetted against a stormy sky. This is the first card in which I introduces a visual language of shape, form and colour. The bird is painted in a non-objective way in which the subject remains recognizable although the form is highly stylised. Painted in acrylics on textured archival acid-free 350gsm board.
I am a cereer journalist having worked for the London Dail Mail, Reuters and latterly the Liverpool Daily Post on Merseyside as well as the journalists’ leader in the region. I have experience as a crime reporter, feature writer, business editor and latterly, a senior sub-editor.
My qualifications include a BA (Hons) English, from the University of Liverpool; a BA (Hons) Fine Art and an MA in Creative Practice both from Liverpool Hope University.
I now divide my time between art and writing.
I will shortly be publishing my first full-length novel, The Poseidon Files and as a taster I have written a short story which features the same central female character in which she talks about her world and her life. It is, however, essentially a ghost story.
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