I immerse myself in the landscape until the energy, essence and emotional resonance flows out in splashes of colour and voluptuous shapes. These take form as mixed media paintings and photographs and can also emerge as sculptures of wood and stone.
Having recently moved to North Wales, my first impressions and responses are emerging through my camera lens. My camera is my paintbrush, capturing fleeting splashes of colour and light to reveal the emotional essence of a place, opening viewers’ perceptions to different perspectives.
I am largely self-taught over a period of 10 years, interspersed with intensive 1 to 1 and group trainings in specific skills:
2017: The Design Trust: Making the most of events course
2016: BSAA course: Making it as an Artist in the 21st century course
2014: Jennifer Tetlow – Sculpture in stone (2 days)
2013: Watercolour course with Niamh Hanlon, Staithes Art
2012: Steve Gosling – Landscape Photography course
2011: Michael McManus – Wood carving and sculpting 1 to 1 intensive (2 days)
2011: Tony Wilson 1 to 1, group courses and woodturning group sessions
2010: Matombo – Sculpture in stone with stone carvers from the Gambia
2010: Phil Greenwood – Wood turning courses
2010–2014: Snainton Woodturning Group, North Yorkshire
2009/2010: Thirlby Art Group, North Yorkshire
2017: Anglesey Arts Week Open Studios
2016: SeaThought Exhibition, Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead
2016: A5 Postcard Exhibition, Slate Quay, Caernarfon
2016: Mostyn, Llandudno
2015: North Yorkshire Open Studios
2014: York Minster photography exhibition
2014: York Open Studios
2014: North Yorkshire Open Studios
Art prizes and Awards
2015: Harrogate Flower Show photography awards
2014: Harrogate Flower Show photography awards
2014: Scampston Hall, North Yorkshire – Interior photography of Scampston Hall
Private collections in North Yorkshire, Lancashire, Germany and USA.
2013-2015: Scampston Hall and Gardens, North Yorkshire:
Documenting Grade II* William Richardson Conservatory renovation project.