Originally from England, UK and now residing and working as a full-time creative in Melbourne, Australia.
My passion for painting/drawing started at an early age, but the old myth of the starving artist meant no one really encouraged me to take art seriously in my studies. Instead I spent four years earning a degree in Business IT; which led to a successful 20 year career in Corporate Ethics & Compliance.
But there was always a gap - to nurture my creativity. So I left the corporate world in 2019 and diverted my entrepreneurial skills to my art and also my love of baking.
Oils and acrylics are my go to mediums, using my own methods and also trying methods from the old masters. My subject matter consists of moments that have captured my eye, a memory or a feeling, and there is usually a personal story behind them that I'm happy to tell when asked. And my style is currently realism but I am always exploring different ways to express myself, it's part of the artistic journey unfolding.
I'm lucky enough to have a home studio In Aspendale as well as running a home based bakery, CakeReks. Cake in the oven, back to painting!!
Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoy viewing my work and if you get a chance to try it - some cake!