Born and brought up in East Yorkshire, I now live in Crook of Devon, near Kinross. I drew and painted from an early age and gained a degree in Art History from Clare College, Cambridge University. I spent a year on an arts and crafts course in Norway, and then ran a craft knitwear business for 15 years, before returning to my early love for painting. I now work from a studio at my home.
My preferred medium is watercolour; I enjoy the challenge of finding a balance between control and letting pigment and water 'find their own way'. I am passionately interested in nature and the environment, which provide the inspiration for my work. Many of my paintings incorporate natural materials such as sand & imprints of seashells, leaves or pine needles. I particularly enjoy painting 'wilderness' landscapes and wildlife, and the sea, but local woods, plants and insects also provide limitless ideas for paintings.
Recently I have been working in oils, mixed media & ceramics as well as watercolour.
The Lochgelly Centre, Fife, Dec 2007 - Jan 2008
'Edge of the Sea', BrevonArt, Doncaster, Summer 2009
Artis 33, Aberdour, Autumn 2009
BrevonArt, Doncaster, Summer 2011
Galleri Skarpans, Mariehamn, Aland Islands, Finland, Spring 2013
'Black Sand, White Sand', inspired by Scotland & Iceland, Gairloch Heritage Museum, September 2019
My work is on sale at Number 4 Gallery, St Abbs and Galleri Skarpans, Mariehamn, Finland.
I also sell through open exhibitions & open studio events.
I teach workshops and classes in the Perth & Kinross area
Most of the work on my website is for sale, see individual paintings for details. I normally send paintings mounted on archival quality board ready for framing, sizes quoted are for the image not including mount. Pictures can also be supplied framed; please contact me for details.