Who am I ?
Hello, my name is Justine, I live in Dorset on the South coast of England.
My inspiration comes from nature, wildlife, music, books, creative geniuses and dreams.
I think i have fairies at play where a brain should be !
Somehow I managed to have 3 children who have since morphed into young adults.
Now they are off doing their own thing I have more time to daydream and create new and unique pictures.
I studied Classics (ancient Greek / Roman art and history) at University, but failed to find any worthwhile career that would use such knowledge !
I became a Teaching Assistant before getting married and starting a family.
My true passion is to create new and original ideas in graphite, and then enhance with pen and watercolours.
I love the sense of depth and texture I can create with graphite.
Ideas often pop into my head or evolve from half remembered dreams. These can then take months of planning, dreaming and sketching before the final version is realised.
Favourite books, films, poems, local scenery, the joys of nature and music all help feed my fire.
I try to manage my time so that half is spent on commissions, and the other half on my own ideas.