I am an artist living and working in Chippenham, Wiltshire, but was raised in a very rural part of north Herefordshire. Because of my upbringing my heart is embedded in our beautiful British Countryside. I have spent and continue to spend many joyful hours walking our fantastic hills, vales and seashores and soaking up our amazing seasonality. My sense of awe and wonder about our landscape is very much alive in me and constantly inspires my painting.
My early art education was in very skills based disciplines including architectural drawing, calligraphy, botanical drawing and tint work. This suited my eye for detail and it gave me a good grounding. In the 80’s I started exploring more experimental techniques and enjoyed working in a much freer way. I like to use a range of media in my work, but have a particular interest in working with watercolours, inks and pastels
I generally exhibit locally in Chippenham, Bath and Bristol and was invited and joined an exhibition in Mayenne in France. I try to have an ‘Open house’ every two years, but of course if you would like to visit or enquire about the purchase of a painting, prints or cards I am happy to take an email or phone call to arrange these.
I would like to acknowledge and thank my fine art photographer Peter Stone who is based at the Bath Artists Studios, my friend Dave the Frame, for his mounts and Shed Framing of Melksham for their framing. Finally I would like to thank KT who kindly manage my website and advises me on everything technological!
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