Born: Camberwell, London 1954
Education: Cert Ed 1976 (Fine Art) & Pg DipEd 1996 Brunel University
Work: Teacher for 25 years in London, also Madrid, Antigua, and East Grinstead.
I work in oils, acrylics and pastels exploring my emotional response to the natural world, largely Sussex and Cornwall where, as a Londoner, I find the freedom of space liberating and exhilarating. I never know how a particular landscape will affect me — a quiet meditation or an energetic joy — but I try to hang on to the immediacy of my response and reproduce it back in the studio, working from sketches, photos, impressions and memories until the paint takes over. In this way the original image becomes simply a cornerstone as layers are constructed on top of it, and I am more likely to discover a spontaneous line or mark or colour that brings the painting alive in the same way that small details, a fleeting pattern or shadow, can make a familiar valley or beach endlessly exciting.
In 2005 I set up a national charity which supports people with a rare endocrine condition called hypoparathyroidism, to which a percentage of my sales is always donated: Hypopara UK
Hailsham Art Trail Open House
Willow Foundation Stars on Canvas
Valentine show, Ashdown Gallery
Spring group show, Ashdown Gallery
Paul McPherson Gallery, London
Christmas group show, Ashdown Gallery
The Coach House Gallery, Alfriston
Summer show, Ashdown Gallery
Chequermead Gallery, East Grinstead
Ashdown Forest Centre, East Sussex
Open Sesame, East Court, East Grinstead