After studying art at college in the late 80’s I spent my early adult life trying to contort my square pegged-ness into a round hole by pursuing a ‘sensible’ career. It was only after I had my son that I began to listen to my intuition and chose to follow my passion of becoming an artist, predominately painting seascapes in oil.
Now painting full-time, I use my visual memory as a point of reference for dramatic seascapes. I am inspired by childhood visits to the North Wales coast and more recent family trips to the coastal villages of Yorkshire.
My paintings are a combination of distant memories and recent observations, semi-abstract seascapes that always remain recognisable as such. Based on a simple composition of land, sea, and sky, these forms are a response to the atmosphere and drama that the constantly changing elements never fail to provide.
I continue to live and work in Yorkshire and my time is divided between a land-based studio near Wakefield and exploring the northern waterways on my narrowboat.
October 27 -29 | art& Show – York Racecourse, Yorkshire, UK
July 2 – 8 | Group exhibition – Holmfirth Art Week – Holmfirth, Yorkshire, UK
May 10 – Sept 29| Group exhibition – “Liable to Flood” – The Mental Health Museum, Yorkshire, UK
March – May | Solo Exhibition – “Saltwater : Views of the sea” – Unity Works, Yorkshire, UK
March 29 | Group exhibition – Artwalk – Wakefield, Yorkshire, UK
2017 art& RAW Talent Award for emerging artists