live and work at the beautiful location of Kirkham Abbey, North
in Doncaster, I was educated mainly in North Staffordshire, before
attending Aberystwyth University, graduating in 1983 with a B.A.Hons.
degree in Visual Art. After moving to London, I had several very
different jobs including freelance illustrator and motorcycle courier
whilst learning the craft of stained glass.In fact I used to carry
my sheets of glass across London on the back of the motorbike before
deciding that it really would be more sensible to get a car and
give up the despatch riding (I never broke any though!) I then worked
for a stained glass studio in south London for two years before
escaping from the smoke to the Peak District to open my own studio
'Glasslights' which I ran for almost ten years, completing many
private and public commissions. After the birth of my daughter I
took a break from stained glass work and in 2003 moved to North
Yorkshire. Here, a chance meeting with fellow artist and neighbour
Heather Niven led to a renewed interest in painting and the beginning
of a continuing friendship and creative collaboration.
paintings are often large scale and based on the landscape and natural
world. I aims to emphasise the natural patterns, rhythms and vibrant
colour combinations which occur in the natural world, and will sometimes
add a variety of different materials to create depth and texture.
I am interested in trying to create atmosphere and feeling of landscape,
rather than pure reproduction.
is a developing interest and offers a different way of capturing
the effects of light and colour in the landscape. I am particularly
interested in the abstract forms of pattern and texture found in
the natural world.
am beginning to return to some glass work in conjunction with painting
and photography, and hope to explore some new ideas combining the
also produce a range of cards and prints featuring my paintings
|| Solo, Joint or Group Show
||Courtyard Gallery, Malton
||Pittenweem Art Festival
||Milton Rooms, Malton, N. Yorks.