I have long been inspired by the effect man and nature have on the landscape. Light and shadow play an important part in my work enabling the pattern and form of the landscape to be revealed. I explore these themes in a range of media. I enjoy working with different materials and processes, and the flexibility of mixing media enables me to explore more abstract forms.
I completed an Open College Network course in Fine Art and Design (Level 3) in 2001. As I worked full time, I was unable to continue to degree level. Instead, I continued with life classes and printmaking courses. I also travel and sketch as much as possible.
For a number of years I have belonged to a group of artists who hire a hall once a month to enable them to have sufficient space to work together and exchange ideas.
Three years ago I took early retirement and since then I have been concentrating on improving my artwork and moving towards a more expressive and abstract style. I paint in oil, acrylic, watercolour and pastel. I am also a printmaker using linocut, lino etch, etching monoprint, collograph and gum arabic transfer.