As a mixed media artist and maker I enjoy working with a variety of materials producing paintings, artists’ books, sculptures and collaged hangings. My work is renowned for its signature subtle palette of greys and soft blues and many of my abstract paintings are an intuitive exploration of a textured painted surface where the final outcome is often unknown – whereas other artworks are worked on a theme or current project. Some of my recent pieces include hand stitch and textiles which create an interesting fusion of techniques. The use of sketchbooks is an integral part of my working process and a great passion of mine.
I was born and lived in Oxfordshire until we moved to the Cornish seaside town of St Ives in 2000. For several years I had my own Studio Gallery in our home that overlooked the bay and harbour, and for eight years was part of Back Road Artworks, a gallery run by a collective of local artists.
In February 2021 I moved to a new studio at Whites Old Workshops, Porthmeor Road (off Back Road East) in the heart of the old part of St Ives.
My work is exhibited in various galleries across the country and I am a member of the St Ives Society of Artists and an associate member of the Penwith Gallery.
I teach a range of workshops on various techniques from the garden studio of my cottage in St Ives (please click on ‘Workshops’ for more information).