“Originally from Derbyshire, I moved to the Algarve 15 years ago to escape the rat race and start a new life with my partner. I always say to people, in the UK I was just existing, here I am actually living and loving life.
I have always been creative and have dabbled in many different forms of art as it’s my way of relaxing and switching-off. I stumbled upon pyrography and found an instant connection, probably because of my love for wood, and have not looked back since.
Pyrography is the art of burning designs or pictures onto wood by using a heated tool or flame.
My work, to date, has been varied and dependent on who the piece is for, ranging from various sized boxes, chopping boards, framed pictures and I recently completed my very first portrait which was very well received.
I am open to enquiries for commissions – at the moment my spare time is limited (eagerly awaiting retirement!) and I am also in the process of finding a good source for my wood here in Portugal, but I would be able to discuss any requirements with potential clients.”
You can view her completed pieces on her Facebook page along with pictures of her current works in progress.
Facebook Page: ajpyrography
You can view more of her work via her gallery here. Click on any of the images to start the slideshow.