Original Handmade Bookmarks created by hand painting and printing on silk or watercolour paper and then finished with a metallic paint edge or pretty tassel to give a lovely finish.
I have had a love affair with fabrics since my mother taught me to sew when I was a young girl. I have used my paintings as designs for cushions and gifts for some time but I wanted to develop my own original surface patterns that could be used as single or repeat designs.
I became a pastel artist many years ago and they have always been my first love of all the mediums that I use. I love the way I can layer and blend colours which makes them perfect for portraits of people and animals. I found acrylic paints some years later and occasionally dabbling in watercolour, this has allowed me to expand my painting range and develop new skills.