Born in England, Mandy studied art throughout school and as part of her BA(Hons) degree. Photography became her creative outlet for mandy years as she moved around England, Scotland and Australia with her IT career. Macro photography was her passion – enabling her to capture in abstract, the colour, texture, shape and pattern in the natural world.
From late 2005, Mandy reaquainted herself with paint, taking classes in many techniques from life drawing to watercolour, acrylic painting and mixed media. Increasingly she found herself becoming more and more constrained by the rules of art and the expectation that things had to “look like something”.
Then everything changed…
In 2012 Mandy was introduced by chance to the world of “Intuitive” painting. The building of layers with no preconceived notion of an expected outcome, going with the flow and painting from the heart. In progressing along this path, she has gained confidence in breaking the rules or perhaps now understands that there actually are no rules… you just do what feels right!
Mandy’s work now draws upon all aspects of her previous creative experiences. She loves to create abstract explorations in paint using exaggerated shape, form, texture and colour to represent the beauty of the natural world, all in her own unique bright and colourful way.