Celebrating the strength, joy and beauty of the human form, most of my work starts with life sketches with a model, in a free, expressive, raw style. These are then drawn and redrawn until I have a gorgeous shaped of human form which I create in paint on canvas. These are often quite stylised shapes in flat, bold colour. This is a new development for me that has appeared out of the end of my brushes, during Lockdown!
I'm really not precious about my sketches and love to sell them off (so I don't drown in them) at affordable prices...check out the Sketches/Prints section.
I love to paint commission works for people celebrating or reclaiming their bodies. This is the most rewarding work, and work that I love to offer to any scale or budget. Check out my Body Celebration Painting page for more details or message me. I am committed to creating 100 Body Celebrations over the next 5 years!
With very little formal art training, I am a largely self-taught artist, inspired by my textile artist mother. I have played at the edges of my art most of my life, feeling stuck and uncertain. Only now, in my 50's, after a lot of encouragement from friends, really testing and discovering my capabilities, educating myself, finding great tutors and taking active steps to live the life I have always dreamt of!
I firmly believe that art makes a home. It creates a mood, lifts the spirits and inspires people, on a daily basis and encourage us to do whatever we can to save our beautiful blue planet from pollution and climate change.
I aim to create uplifting, stylish art for your home and hope you find it expressive and emotive.
In my spare time I like to dance. I am slowly improving at yoga. I love coffee, but don't like cake!
I live in the North Yorkshire village of West Tanfield, between Ripon and Masham. You can come browse my artwork in my home gallery, by arrangement. I'll even make you a cuppa!
Please contact me on to arrange this or to discuss a commission.