I consider myself very fortunate to have been brought up in North Yorkshire and now that I’ve returned with my own family I find artistic inspiration in abundance. 


My studies have included fine art, photography and life drawing and I hold a degree in Art History from the University of York.  My initial career in interior decoration complements my work as an artist and my home, garden and the surrounding landscape provide a rich source of stimulation for my oil paintings on canvas.  I like to explore warm and cool hues to create depth in my smooth textured paintings. Backgrounds may be simplified into geometric planes which create a haze of subtle colour.  

I also produce drawings of exacting detail on richly textured paper. Both media are proving popular as commissioned gifts commemorating in oil, ink or graphite, a treasured memory.

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