Art has been a big part of my life from an early age. I could, and maybe later I will - share many stories of my childhood creative activities inspired by my extremely artistic family. Over recent years photography has been an absorbing pastime and many of the images have found their way on to my Facebook pages and into my Dare to Blossom newsletters.
Encaustic (wax) art was a part of my crafts business in the 1980s and 1990s, and recently I have returned to this medium, as well as using paints, pastels and pens.
During 2015 I set up Dare to Blossom Art as a container in which to present some of this work. Original paintings are for sale, and also greetings cards showing prints of these, (such as in the photo to the right) and of flower and scenery photographs. At the moment details of the greetings cards are to be found in small thumbnails below, and on the business Facebook page Dare to Blossom Art.
Although I have chosen a name for each piece, every person who views them sees different things, like pictures in the flickering flames of a wood fire. What do you see? The abstract paintings are often used as a focus for meditation or creative writing.
Prints of some of my work are available on Redbubble, as well as cards, journals, bags and other products.