Nature is a constant source of inspiration to me, and I usually work in series, concentrating on a particular theme or technique for as long as there seems more to explore and it offers me a challenge.
I mainly use acrylics, inks, oil paints, watercolours and pencil to create both figurative and abstract images, as well as stone lithography and other less commonly used materials. Most recently it was one particular old olive tree that kept me fascinated for three years, which has become the springboard for my next project - the family tree.
Although I discovered a passion for art very early in life, it took many years, and many twists and turns until I met the person to help me find the confidence to do something about it. By that time I had had many jobs that often ran concurrently - as a teacher, a journalist, a writer, an editor and a homeopath.
In 2001, well into my middle years, I fulfilled a life-long ambition to graduate in Art, qualifying with a First Class Honours Degree in Creative Arts (Art and Creative Writing) from Bath Spa University College.
The following year I was awarded a Fellowship in Stone Lithography, and joined the Sherborne Contemporary Arts Society, where I was eventually elected as Chairperson.
In 2003 I travelled to Cyprus to undertake a Postgraduate Diploma in Art at the Cyprus College of Art. During the following eleven years in Cyprus I was an active member of the art community, exhibiting frequently, running workshops, participating in Open Studio and charity events and teaching Art History and Printmaking at the Cyprus College of Art.
In 2014 I moved to Ibiza for family reasons. I now live and create in Sa Pobla, where I arrived in January 2023.
The Whole of Her
Pencil, Ink, Pastel, & Gouache on Handmade Paper
56 x 76 cm/70 x 92 cm
Her imperative was loud and clear. ‘Draw me! Paint me!’ she commanded. And so I began to try to comprehend her ancient, convoluted evolution. Presented in a white wood box frame. €1000.
Oil and Pastel on canvas
42 cm x 58 cm
She bears the scars of every drought and every storm in her deepest core and on her every limb. €500
OIl on canvas on wooden stretcher
Oil on Arches Paper
49 x 76 cm
Sometimes less is more. Memories of an early morning looking out as an orange dawn begins to glisten on an tranquil morning sea. €400
Oil on Arches Paper
48 x 64 cm/70 x 87 cm
Is every repetition truly just a repetition of the one that went before? Presented in a deep orange wooden frame. €500
Oil on fine Chinese paper
28 x 28cm/49 x 49 cm
Endless red soil. Memories of the Australian outback or foreboding of a future parched earth? Mounted in a white passe-partout. €300
Oil on Fine Chinese paper
28 x 28 cm/49 x 49 cm
Abstract of a winter tree standing naked on a red ground with a frosty sky behind. In the foreground on the left an abstractly coloured blue shape suggests a broken tree stump. Perhaps there is yet another tree just to the left of that. Mounted in a white passe-partout. €300
27 x 29 cm