I am inspired by animals, birds and the natural landscape. I constantly look at life in terms of how to represent it in an interesting way, using varied marks and brushstrokes. My striking, bright paintings are a more colourful interpretation of the South Oxfordshire landscape, local to my home. I grew up in East Lancashire, where the landscape is more rugged and the dramatic moorland of the area does sometimes appear in my art.
I work in acrylics and pastel, enjoying the variety of techniques that can be employed with each medium. In particular, for pet portraits I love to use pastel as they lend themselves to fur and feather!
I am an Oxfordshire Artweeks artist, having a major exhibition of my work in May each year. I also sell in local venues and shops throughout the year and my studio is open to the public when Covid restrictions don’t apply.
Photo by Eva Nemeth