Mani Parkes | Lincolnshire
Following an Art Foundation course at Lincoln College of Art I studied Illustration at UWE Bristol and then transferred to Edinburgh College of Art where I graduated in 1997 with a BA (Hons ) in Visual Communication.
The day to day sights that I see on the school run often inspire my paintings, cycling through the higgledy - piggledy streets I love the charming buildings and quirky characters that I see. I love nature, a beautiful pair of spotty wellingtons or a stripy scarf.
Sitting at my living room table I turn my simple sketchbook doodles into cheerful paintings, I like to use acrylic paint combining a muted palette of chalky blues, greys and whites with an uplifting dash of red.
My wish is to capture a quiet moment that makes people smile.