Jean, I know that you are a full time artist now but could you tell us a
little about your artistic journey?
I have lived in the New Forest area of Hampshire for nearly 20 years now and
love being surrounded by nature.
I've always loved to paint or draw, however I started to get serious about
painting as a career about 5 years ago when I painted a floral painting for our
newly decorated home. Friends and family commented on how they admired the
painting so I decided to paint more and since then I haven't looked back.
I'd juggled a part-time office job together with my art career until 2 years
ago when I made the decision to go full-time with my art and since then I have
been constantly busy with commissions and sales.
You have a wide range of art in your portfolio – what’s your favourite style
At At the moment I feel happy and fulfilled painting abstracts, I love to
experiment with colours, shapes and flow and I feel that my work will develop in
these areas to create more dramatic and inspiring pieces.
How do you get your inspiration?
My main inspiration for my art is from nature. Colour plays an enormously
important part in my art process and I am particularly drawn to different colour
combinations, sometimes colours we wouldn’t normally put together look great on
Your profile on-line says that people have found your paintings have healing
qualities – could you tell us a little more about this please?
I strongly believe that colour is mood enhancing, so whether it be to calm and
relax or to generate a positive energy, I endeavour to impress a particular
feeling or emotion within my paintings. As an artist this is a great belief to
have, as by putting different colours together to produce a piece of artwork and
to achieve a positive response from the observer is hugely rewarding.
On-line art-buying is tricky – how can ArtGallery customers be confident to
buy paintings and other works of art from a website?
Most online galleries including Art Gallery have a returns policy so the buyer
can be confident in purchasing artwork online. All images on Art Gallery are
high quality images and give the buyer various viewing options which helps in
selecting their art.
Also buying art online is a quick and easy way of shopping and often is more
affordable than high street galleries.
As an artist I have found Art Gallery a very efficient, friendly gallery and
Finally, what advice would you give to budding artists who would like to
Believe in yourself. The more you believe in your work the more others will
too. Be passionate about what you do and others will pick up on that through
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