Most of my inspiration comes from the landscape. I have a fascination with the changing seasons, the passing of time and the transience of beauty. Paintings from the Renaissance have also been a strong influence on my work. My landscape paintings often contain rocks that seem to morph into organic form. In my work, I aim to give the viewer a glimpse into another world.
After completing a BA(hons) Degree in Fine Art at the Kent Institute of Art and Design Canterbury, I gained a Post Graduate in teaching at Cambridge. Teaching full time gave me little time for my own work, so after a few years, began setting up workshops for various groups such as Woman's Aid and a Dementia group.
An opportunity arose to have a studio on the Chilterns above Henley-on Thames, Oxfordshire. Here, I have found the peace and beauty surrounding me inspiring. I work from my home in Cambridgeshire too. Having lived on the Kent coast for most of my life, I find myself drawn to water and the ever changing colours and atmosphere.
I have exhibited paintings and drawing at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions and at the Mall Galleries in London, as well as more locally to where I have been living. I have work abroad in Europe and in Canada.