I’ve always been attracted to art and particularly to creating it. As a child, I must have driven my poor mum mad, continually making a mess: drawing, painting, cutting and sticking things. Life of course, as with most people, got in the way of my artistic ambitions and it’s only in the last few years that I’ve been able to devote time to painting. Creating art is wonderful and time seems to disappear when I’m working on a new project.
As an artist working in Lancashire, England, I’m inspired by the natural world and aim to evoke a sense of the place, atmosphere, and time. I paint landscapes that reflect this, quite often using colourful palettes to emphasise the sense of movement, light, or time of day or year. I also love animals, being amused by their characters and determination, so frequently they too are the focus of my work. Watching birds, particularly in flight, has always transported me as they seem to epitomise freedom, so again they often feature.