I was born in Sussex and have always painted, belonging to a local art club when I was a teenager. I attended courses at Brighton Polytechnic (as it was then) and at the St Ives School of Painting in Cornwall, where I met many of the well known artists living and working there. I continue to return to St Ives for further inspiration. This has really influenced the direction of my art from figurative to a more abstract concept.
I paint mainly in acrylics and most of my semi-abstract work originates from the familiar area where I live. Strong composition and emotive colour interest me most, aiming to create an individual interpretation of the landscape and to lift the spirits.Over a period of ten years I had paintings shown frequently at the Mall Galleries in London and in 2002 I won the Royal Watercolour Society Award in the C21 Open Exhibition at the Bankside Gallery.
I taught art and mixed media to adult students for fifteen years and exhibited my work throughout Sussex and in St Ives, Cornwall. Some paintings are in collections in America, Germany, Denmark and Canada and Russia.
2005 - 2014 I was elected President of the Sussex Watercolour Society. From 2005 - 2011 I became a member of Chalk Gallery, an artist-led co-operative in Lewes, and was a member for six years.
Some of my semi-abstract landscapes can be seen at Gallery 92 High Street, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex