Who is jay?
I've been an artist all of my life, my first memories are of drawing, making, painting and crafting.
After leaving school I studied illustration at my local college followed by a Graphic Design and Printmaking degree in Brighton. I worked for several years as a freelance designer in London before relocating to Bucks and establishing my own design company working with Harrods, John Lewis, and Fortnum and Mason to name a few.
In recent years I've returned to my first love of painting. My range of watercolour, ink and mixed media paintings with their distinctive nature themes and bright color palettes have proven very popular and collectible. New lines of prints and greetings cards are now available too.
I'm keen to pass on my skills and having undertaken a teaching qualification I began hosting workshops for adults several years ago. I was honoured to be awarded an 'outstanding' assessment from Bucks Adult Learning in my first year. I now teach several sessions a week and have developed a workshop style that both beginners and more advanced painters can enjoy and learn from.
My children are now grown and I love to encourage the creativity of my granddaughter. I currently divide my time between my narrowboat home just outside London and The Artists House Ilfracombe with my husband who is a framer and our collection of old rescue dogs.
My work can be seen at several galleries and I regularly participate in Art shows locally, across the South of England.
If you would like to enquire about originals, prints, or hosting a workshopf for your art group, friends or charity, please contact me.