Looking at the World
My paintings are my response to the visual world, through painting and drawing.
A Kind of Magic
Every painting starts with observational drawing or painting. There is a kind of magic that happens for me when I look at something and draw or paint, an intense engagement.
Light, Colour and Sensation
I want to create in my paintings a sense of what it feels like to be in natural landscapes.
En Pleir Air
In my studio in Derby I complete paintings started out of doors or work on bigger paintings.
I have lived in Derbyshire for most of my life, and now live near Derby. In the 1980s I studied Fine Art at Middlesex University and then the West of England Art School (now part of Bristol University) where I specialised in painting. In 2005 I completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Fine Art at Derby University. I have an Adult Teaching Certificate and am an experienced adult art teacher.
My paintings are in public collections including Royal Derby Hospital, and private collections in the UK and America.