A little bit about me ... 

I am an acrylic and mixed media Artist currently based in Cheddar, Somerset, UK.  My grandfather inspired me to paint as a child and I've been making art ever since, exhibiting and selling my work since 2004, as well as offering one-to-one coaching for several years.

 

The effects of light on water, landscapes and wildlife is what captivates and fascinates me time and time again, in particular capturing those energetic sparkling highlights and reflections.  Through the magic of the paintbrush, I love creating the often unobserved beauty of nature, and the stories it has to tell, through my artists eyes and imagination. Making memories of my emotional connection to places I have visited, people, animals and birds I have seen, is at the heart of everything which I create. 

I'm often told that my paintings are tranquil, relaxing and healing. I didn't deliberately seek out serenity in my work but it comes through as I am naturally drawn to paint places that are by nature peaceful, meditative and filled with memories. A few years ago I made the conscious decision to enhance this natural ability by becoming reiki attuned as well as only using cruelty-free/vegan art materials. For me, making art is extremely therapeutic, in terms of understanding the past, healing the present and by noticing what lights me up today, shows me the way forward for tomorrow - which is an exciting and evolving process ... and not a bad way to live a life! 

My artwork is about light, energy, healing, compassion and nature - season by season.

Jayne Bateman, The end of a perfect day,

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