Having painted in oils from childhood, I discovered pastels as a sketching medium in the 1980s and quickly found an affinity with them. Within a few years I was exhibiting pastel paintings in both local and London galleries. They remain my first medium although I enjoy occasionally using oils, acrylics and collage.
Landscape subjects that appeal to me concern water, trees, beaches or townscapes which I hope to capture through the use of expressive colour.
Born in Lancashire but grew up in Buckinghamshire.
3 year diploma course in Graphics at High Wycombe College of Art 1966-1969.
Lived and worked in London before moving to Hampshire in 1981.
Worked as a Graphic Designer 1970-1990, painting full-time since then.
Society of Women Artists since 1995.
Pastel Society since 2009.
Bournemouth Arts Club since 2001.
SWA 2008 Peoples Choice Award.
PS 2009 Unison Award.
PS 2014 Artists and Illustrators Award.
Society of Botanical Artists
Society of Women Artists
New English Art Club
Royal West of England Academy
Royal Society of Marine Artists
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
Anna-Mei Chadwick Gallery
Peter Hedley Gallery
St. Barbe Museum
Pastel Journal 2010.
Leisure Painter 2010.
The Artist 1996, 97, 2012.
Muse Magazine 2009.
Practique des Art 2012.
Artists and Illustrators 2014.