I try to create a visceral response to places I have seen. Using Old Holland oils on board and canvas, I like to capture the light on summer gardens, rolling waves, sweeping skies, and still pools - whatever creates that feeling of awe and wonder at being in Nature.
Graduating in 1994 with a degree from Norwich School of Art, specialising in printmaking, I trained as a teacher, before returning to printmaking with the Association of Suffolk Art Teachers, gaining a reputation across East Anglia for innovative abstract prints.
In 2005 I moved to Monmouth, South Wales to set up a studio, drawn by the beautiful rolling landscape and deep river valleys. I began working with a brush on canvas in the tradition of the British landscape painter and in 2008, teamed up with the RSPB to celebrate the Newport Wetlands and the final solo exhibition in London was a huge success. Since then my technique developed quickly with my work now recognised for its intensity of colour and radiance of light.
I have exhibited widely and have work hanging in a number of private and public collections. I organise and curate exhibitions in collaboration with schools, communities and universities and lead printmaking and painting workshops locally and nationwide. I have taught at Monmouth School and Newent School, Gloucestershire.
I moved to Worcester in 2012 where I am now Subject Leader for Design and Creativity at Alderman Knight Special School, Tewkesbury, inspiring Autistic pupils to create and communicate through art and design.I continue to work in my studio at weekends and in school holidays.