Following an Art Foundation course at Lincoln College of Art, Mani Parkes studied Illustration at UWE Bristol and then transferred to Edinburgh College of Art where she graduated in 1997 with a BA (Hons) in Visual Communication.
The day to day sights that she sees on the school run often inspire her paintings, cycling through the higgledy - piggledy streets, Mani loves the charming buildings and quirky characters that she sees.
Mani loves nature, a beautiful pair of spotty wellingtons or a stripy scarf. Sitting at her living room table she turns her simple sketchbook doodles into cheerful paintings, she uses acrylic paint combining a muted palette of chalky blues, greys and whites with an uplifting dash of red. Mani's wish is to capture a quiet moment that makes people smile.
The works illustrated below are intended to give you a taste of what the gallery has to offer, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01223 324222 to find out which pieces are currently available. Prices range from £325-425.