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"....drawing and painting has been a constant thread in my life, full of twists and turns yet like any adventurous journey, always with the fascination of the undiscovered....."
As a child I remember a family friend coming to visit. He drew a steam train for me as I sat on his knee. I was amazed. Out of thin air he conjured up a loco full of action, hurtling along a track belching steam and smoke, almost tangible, and all magically produced with nothing more than a scrap of paper and a pencil stub!
Yes, I thought, that's what I'd like to do.

Initially I trained as an art teacher at Bretton Hall in Yorkshire (now home to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park). Then in 1997 after many years of painting in my spare time, I launched myself as a freelance artist and teacher tutoring afternoon and evening classes for adults. Latterly I have run art workshops independently, mostly in community halls, covering a wide range of practical themes.

Most of my own work is in watercolour using traditional methods and materials. I enjoy the freshness of the colour, the challenge of its unpredictability, and the extraordinary variety of effects only achieved with this medium. I am always drawn back to landscapes and the rich relationship we have with our surroundings - a constant source of inspiration and meaning.

I have exhibited work at venues across the midland area including Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Bear Steps Gallery Shrewsbury, Black Sheep Gallery, Harwardine, Chester, the Hayrack Gallery Northamptonshire, and Kerry Vale Vineyard Gallery on the Shropshire Powys border. I also paint to commission.