My most vivid and happiest childhood memories are of exploring the North Wales coast, endless hours spent beachcombing or scaling the peaks of towering dunes, all under the dramatic presence of the Snowdon mountain range.
These early memories have stayed with me and influenced my adult life, now I’m at my happiest when I have my walking boots on and a map in hand exploring the coastline of the United Kingdom. I find that when I’m out walking I’m constantly taking in my surroundings, these captured images join my memories and as such my work is an amalgamation of recollections and more recent observations and experiences which, when I return to the studio, translate into my atmospheric sea and landscape paintings.
I’m not a painter whose work is predominantly about recording every nuance and fine detail of the natural world. My work is as much about expressing my inner feelings and my connection to the elemental forces of nature and so I don’t inform the viewer of the location of my particular influences allowing them to make their own connections.
When I’m not exploring the coastline of the British Isles you can find me working and living in West Yorkshire with my husband, teenage son and a pair of unruly chickens.
I encourage you to explore my latest work as my paintings say so much more than the words on this page can communicate. Should you wish to find out more about my work please don’t hesitate to contact me.