I have drawn and painted ever since I can remember and acquired my first, second-hand, oils paints at age seven. Without ever having any formal tuition, I am pretty much self-taught, and self learnt. My life-long interest in the visual arts was given new life when I joined Tadworth art Group more than twenty-five years ago.
I draw my inspiration from many sources: the countryside, travel, people, and the work of other artists. I paint in oil, watercolour, acrylic, gouache and pastel and my interests include landscape and cityscape, the human figure, portraiture, and genre. Each subject and medium has its own interest and challenge. As to my style, I am a figurative painter but am not averse to venturing into whimsy, caricature and abstraction when the feeling takes me.
I exhibit regularly with Tadworth Art Group and Surrey Artists’ Open Studios. I have also shown my work at Apart Godalming, The Children’s Trust, Denbies Wine Estate, and have completed a number of commissions.