Bridie Cheeseman

portrait  I’m Bridie Cheeseman – originally from a small town in Dorset, and coming to the end of my illustration degree at Falmouth University.

I enjoy painting with thick and colourful gouache to create imaginary places and interesting ideas and characters. Narratives are an important part of my work and I use them to make pictures that are full, bright and lively, and that sometimes have a hint of mystery or darkness to them. I use characters in my work to create different feelings or atmospheres.

Since being in Falmouth, where there are so many cats, they have started to come into my paintings and although I don’t base my ideas too much on them, they are important characters that you will probably find in most of my paintings.