I am a contemporary painter, tutor, lecturer and workshop instructor.
My background is in marketing communications in which, following my art school training, I worked for some 30 years while at the same time developing my painting career. Always interested in teaching, I qualified as a corporate training manager as part of my personal development programme. Ultimately, I was able to combine my love of painting with my interest in teaching and I now tutor painting classes and run regular workshops.
Drawing inspiration from the land and seascapes of North Norfolk, I paint in a free and fluid style using acrylic, charcoal, gouache and mixed media, always searching for an emotional response which leads the mind beyond what the eye perceives.
Much of my work veers toward abstracted realism, usually with some reference to the land and seascapes of North Norfolk. It is the ambiguity of abstraction that delights me; much more content is possible when the subject is not definitive. My paintings are recognisable through my use of strong compositions, exciting colour harmonies, strong values and expressive brushwork.
I received my formal training at Falmouth School of Art in Cornwall and St Martin’s School of Art in London.
My award-winning work has been seen in juried, invitational, group and solo exhibitions and is in private and corporate collections in the United States, Canada and Europe.