Background and Inspiration

I came to painting later on in life having graduated with a First Class Honours in Textiles/Fashion followed by a 20 year career teaching Art & Design in Secondary education and raising my two boys. My love for landscape continues to fill me with great excitement at the prospect of moving through a place full of natural wonder – whether mild or challenging. Having had innumerable opportunities to supervise teenagers during outdoor adventure trips as well as pursue my own hillwalking and mountaineering interests I have experienced a rich journey through places that are full of contrasting states: wild and cultivated, arid and verdant, rugged and fragile, ever-changing and apparently constant. The particular quality of light and space in the north west draws me in to explore the diverse, visual aspects of geology, meteorology and botany.  I marvel at the energy, abundance and diversity of life’s forces and I am continuously intrigued by the idea that visual qualities of landscape often appear timeless and constant yet are often tangibly dynamic. Light conditions due to our ever-changing weather emphasises a ‘Romantic’ feel in some of my work (so I’ve been told) and I like to think that that my paintings evoke a poetic sense of connection with the natural world. 

My paintings are in private collections across the UK, France, Sweden, Australia and the USA.
Paintings of landscape and nature, both wild and cultivated. using oils, wax-oil pastels and watercolour. Occasionally I work on original limited edition collagraph printmaking projects in modest print runs.
Archival quality signed Giclée prints (mounted and/or framed) from selected images. Modest print runs.
Greetings cards
I am pleased to discuss commissions for work with similar themes.
Price range – £5 – £2000+
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