In my free time I am a keen artist, and paint mainly in mixed media. I enjoy exploring the effects I can discover through oil, acrylic, charcoal and other media. My art is really important to me..
I am particularly inspired by the sea and sky around St.Ives in Cornwall, as well as the wild weather in Iceland. I love playing with the fleeting effects of light, colour, atmosphere, trying to capture something of these ever changing effects in my paintings.
I am a regular exhibitor with Warwickshire Open Studios (June-July), and various other venues including Art in the Park. Previously I have had a solo exhibition at the Loft Theatre in Leamington Spa, the Well Centre, Leamington Spa, and also exhibited at University Hospital of Coventry & Warwickshire as part of their 'Healing arts' programme.
After a break from exhibiting during 2023 in order to focus on a long art course in St.Ives, 'The Porthmeor Programme', I am feeling freshly inspired for 2024. The course was wonderful, I went to St.Ives 8 times and it gave me the chance to explore, experiment and learn about different approaches and media. It has broadened and deepened my art practice and I'm looking forward to developing this further over the coming year(s).
For details about exhibitions this year in St.Ives and Leamington Spa, look at my 'NEWS page. There are several across May and June.
I'm also a keen photographer - this is something I was passionate about many years ago, and after a rather dormant period it is emerging as a really exciting part of my creativity. I've recently exhibited some of my photographs from Iceland, a place I have visited several times, and I'm going again on another photography trip in October 2024..
This page shows a very small sample of the kind of paintings I do - although the selection here is frankly a bit limited! But there is more on my Facebook page (and you don't need to be on Facebook to access this), follow the links above. Do get in touch if you are interested in seeing more of my paintings or photos. I also have high quality prints and also greeting cards of many of my paintings.
My style is constantly evolving as I experiment with paint, lines and textures to create imaginative impressions of sea, land and sky, and I'm currently moving towards semi-abstract work. If you would like to know more, or enquire about purchasing a painting, print or cards, do get in touch.
All the images on this website are my own,
(c) all images are Copyright.