Born in Lancashire, I now live and work in Worcestershire. I trained at Rochdale College of Art where I completed an art foundation course and then at the Faculty of Art and Design at Wolverhampton where I specialised in fine art.
I have wanted to paint and draw for as long as I can remember and was always encouraged as a child, coming from an extended family who were art lovers, painters, illustrators and woodcarvers in their free time.
My work is inspired by nature in all its forms; from a close-up of a flower petal to the birds in my garden.
The ‘Flower’ series of paintings features close-range images on dark backgrounds which emphasise their energy and strength.
I am fascinated by the activity of garden birds, observing their diligence and hard work has inspired my later work.
I have become interested in the symbolism of things and have incorporated these references into my paintings using the written word and decorative backgrounds. The introduction of a gold background is a way of raising the status of the subject matter.
My architectural paintings include Witley Court in Worcestershire and Houghton House in Bedfordshire. These paintings feature the powerful contrast of a dark backdrop with the lighter, more distant image viewed through archways and windows, which almost becomes a painting within a painting.
All paintings are acrylic on canvas and are strung, ready to hang.
Please contact me if you are interested in any of the paintings