Working instinctively, to music, my work is a free, expressive, raw style of abstracts and figurative studies.
Often I use techniques of line drawing using charcoal, pastels or inktense, or a blend of print techniques, over painted backgrounds and papers.
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, 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 affordable 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.