Madeline started painting in 2006. She has had a long affinity with flowers gained through the study, practise and teaching of Flower Arranging. She obtained a C & G in 1990, which covered Floral Design, History of Flowers, Botany, Horticulture and Garden Design. Madeline went on to attain a Certificate of Education and taught in Adult Education for a number of years.
Having loved art from a young child, she was inspired to paint flowers, enjoying all their various stages, from the pretty bud, the full vibrant bloom and even in their final fading days, when they produce some wonderful quirky shapes and rich colours.
Madeline loves the garden and grows her own flowers, which she either paints from life, or photographs for painting at a later date, especially throughout the winter months. Her preferred mediums are Watercolour or Pastel.
When she is not painting flowers she enjoys painting animals particularly family pets in pastels.
She enjoys painting other subjects in various mediums and styles. She is also interested in Textile Art.
Madeline undertakes commissions. She has exhibited her work locally for many years and also in the East Cheshire Art Fair since 2012.