I work from home and some days tend to spend part of my day searching for reference material hidden in amongst the clutter of my studio. I will work on a number of pieces at any one time, often spending hours developing a theme or working on the detail of a particular character. It is important to refresh works by constantly returning to evaluate and improve, or the hardest thing – complete a painting. It is so easy to overwork a piece if I am not completely satisfied.
My studio faces south, which ensures plenty of natural light, and is adorned by a beautiful patio and garden. My garden is my only distraction from my work. When I am not working in my studio, I relax by tending to my plants, flowers and fishpond. I love sitting on the patio with my sketchpad creating new ideas for my paintings.
At the end of my working day I look forward to feeding the wild birds and squirrels that frequent my garden. As a result of this habit, we seem to have more and more creatures visiting us each day.
My working day usually lasts from 9-5pm, when my husband returns from work and we relax with a good bottle of wine and a visit to a nice restaurant.