I trained as a textile designer and believe this training has greatly influenced my work, especially in my use of colour and composition.  I use acrylics, watercolour and dye to create bold and vivid images; using other media such as papers, fabric to add depth and texture.  I record from a range of subject matter such as landscapes, both rural and urban scenes enjoying the juxtaposition of new and old, natural and synthetic, still life and figurative. When considering what to record I am looking for captivating compositions which draw your eye through the painting, breaking down elements into patterns, leading your eye from one object to the next. I am a member of Peak District Artisans and have had two articles published in ‘The Artist magazine’ February and May 2014 issues focusing on my work processes and have also be featured in July 2015.

I have been first prize winner in North West Open, Commended in Laing Landscape Prize and work is held in private and gallery collections.

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