My paintings are made with Watercolour, Acrylic, Pastels and sometimes a mixture of media. I am primarily a landscape painter using both local and other UK places for inspiration . More recently I have been developing Still Life paintings in Pastel. “I love to buy a piece of pottery wherever I visit and it inspires a still life”. I aim to represent a place or thing but also to convey to the viewer my inspiration and feelings about what I am painting. I want to look beyond the reality.
Composition and design are key elements in my paintings so that there is a feeling of balance. There will always be a sense of light and space. I work hard to master the media that I use so that the painting seems to ﬂow beyond technique and to be made with a playful curiosity and seemingly without struggle.
Enabling others to enjoy and develop their own Art is a big part of my life. Weekly classes for adults take up much of term time. Often preparing a class informs a painting. They go hand in hand.