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About Me

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Art and creativity are in my veins (a bold statement, I know) I have found it to be a truly rewarding form of expression. Not only do I create for myself but I hope to inspire a sense of joy, happiness and well being in others when they see my art. If I can make someone smile, that makes me happy and if they want to buy a painting, I'm even happier!


I first discovered Fluid Art when I was looking online for some marbling inks. I had just finished a City and Guilds Course in Textile Art and Design and thought I would continue with marbling onto some fabric. In the side bar a little fluid art video popped up. Well, to say I was mesmerised would be an understatement. I forgot about the inks, I couldn’t stop watching paint flowing and indulged in many videos before deciding to try it. I asked my good friend and fellow artist Chris Schneider if she would like to join me. We had so much fun and after several months of experimenting and practising we set up criSam Acrylic Pouring, where we now teach and run courses in this extraordinary art form. We have both found our voices and styles within this art form and consistently support each other in all our individual and joint endeavours.

In June, I will be taking part in South East Open Studios for the third time. I have really enjoyed opening my home to visitors and introducing them to my artwork. Last year, I was lucky enough to have two other artists with me and they will be taking part again this year, Julie Knight, an extraordinary glass artist and Patricia Buchanan, a handbag maker using Harris Tweed and upcycling vintage fabrics into something beautiful and unique.


In 2022 to 2023, I had my art in a Pop-Up gallery in Uckfield with fellow local artists Chris Schneider and Jo McGilvary, which was great way to promote ourselves locally.

In September 2023, a new gallery opened in Cranbrook, Kent, Gallery 35. I was approached by the owner Shirley Jenner and she selected several of my pieces to hang in the gallery. It was very exciting to attend the opening night and such an honour to see my work on display.


I also belong to a craft organisation called Weald Crafts where I sell my smaller pieces and attend just a few craft fairs a year, when time allows.

I have a lot of exciting things in the pipeline so watch this space...!

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