I enjoy working outdoors in the landscape, where I draw and paint in all weather conditions. I then work from my sketches and memories of a place to create further works in my studio in Southsea.
For me there is an energy in every landscape – a movement or sense of movement, the juxtaposition of forms and tension. The ever-changing light activates or quietens the forms, releasing the energy or creating stillness, the work moving between representation and abstraction. It is my emotion and reaction to the place and the conditions that can be seen in my work. I hope this exhibition will give a sense of place and transmit some of my energy and enjoyment through the paintings
During my many visits to St Davids, Pembrokeshire, I return to two favourite painting spots. One is Towyn camping field overlooking Carn Llidi and Carn Penberry. The high winds often make the clouds race, creating fast moving shadows and rapid changes in colour. At other times the rain and low cloud can transform the colour and the forms. The second is Porthclais a steep-sided harbour that cuts across the Wales Coastal path with its solid harbour wall, dramatic cliffs at its entrance and the remnants of old lime kilns.
I originally studied Dress, Design and Textiles at Bath College specialising in printed textiles and then worked in education for many years. I've always been an artist printmaker, exhibiting regularly in group shows. I have attended part-time art courses at Winchester School of Art, Southampton College of Art and West Dean College. For the last 7 years I have worked from my studio in Southsea, where I live.
I have exhibited in a variety of group exhibitions in the South of England and short listed for the RA Summer Exhibition.
March 2019 - Solo Exhibition of paintings, Oxmarket Gallery, Chichester - on now 12 - 24 Mar
March 2015 - Taking the air, Solo exhibition Oxmarket Gallery, Chichester
March 2015 - West Dean and Will Dyke Printmakers Exhibition, Oxmarket Gallery, Chichester
September 2014 - Taking the air selected, Stride Open Competition, Chichester
March 2014 - West Dean and Will Dyke Printmakers Exhibition, Oxmarket Gallery, Chichester
July 2013 - Omega Printmakers at Portsmouth Cathedral
June 2013 - Oxmarket Gallery St Andrews Court, Chichester
July 2012 - Omega Printmakers at Portsmouth Cathedral
May 2012 - Full of Promise, shortlisted for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
March 2011 - Omega Printmakers 2011 -GASP Brougham Rd, Southsea
April 2011 - Oxmarket Gallery St Andrews Court, Chichester
Art Space, Borough Rd, Southsea
The Spring Arts Centre, Havant
Portsmouth Museum - Wessex Exhibition
My work is held in private collections in the UK, Spain and Canada