Welcome to my website.
It is my love of colour, textures and contrasts which inspire me. My work is a reflection of my inner world and the world I see around me and it is ever evolving.
I am interested in the energy of colours and the emotions they can convey. I work freely and intuitively, being drawn to work with certain colours initially and as a painting progresses the palette expands. My love of pattern and texture also feature in my work with layers of acrylic paint being added and sometimes scraped back to reveal contrasts in shape and form. I think outside the box when it comes to applying paint, using brushes, palette knives, my fingers and also other less traditional implements to obtain the textures and patterns I desire.
Since I was a teenager I have been interested in abstract art and pattern. Originally I worked as a textile designer completing my course in 1980 and becoming a member of the S.I.A.D. I did this for many years before moving on to painting artworks on Thai tissue, watercolour paper and Japanese papers. I have always enjoyed experimenting with different materials and paints, producing both paintings and cards. My change of direction began in 1990 when I decided to paint using acrylics on stretched canvases. I love the vibrancy of the paints and their versatility.
Brick Lane Gallery, The Annexe, London. 25/7/2019 - 5/08/2019
Brick Lane Gallery, London. 28/05/2019 - 10/06/2019
The Da Vinci Hotel Art Gallery, Eastbourne, East Sussex. 1/09/2019 - 31/10/2019
The Da Vinci Hotel Art Gallery, Eastbourne, East Sussex. 2015
My work is in private collections and I have also undertaken commissioned work.
Thank you for your interest. If you have any questions please send me a message.