This is Diane, and she is being printed at the moment as a greetings card. I have bought some lovely golden envelopes for her and am thinking about hand finishing the card with some gold leaf. Maybe a golden handbag and necklace!
I love to paint elegant women, in beautiful clothes, in glamorous settings.
I was trained at Bretton Hall, University of Leeds where I gained a 1st class BA in Fashion and Textiles. After a spell of teaching fashion and fashion illustration in Milan, I worked in the fashion industry for several years as an embroiderer and fashion designer. After several years living abroad I returned to England and to my first love, painting figures and illustrating fashion. Since then, I have evolved into a successful freelance artist, and create from my studio in West Sussex.
I am a published artist, with greetings cards and framed prints of my work being sold both through online outlets and through retail stores such as John Lewis where examples of my work can currently be seen. In addition my Heavy Metal paintings have also been used by the well known store Anthropologie on a range of desert plates and serving platters, both in Europe and the Untied States.