I am a part time NHS Rheumatologist and spend virtually all of my spare time painting. I find that this is the perfect balance for me- keeping the scientific and artistic parts of my brain enthusiastic, active and engaged, generating new skills and ideas to progress and improve in each of my roles.
I live in the Cotswolds, and paint mainly local landscapes. I also paint scenes related to my favourite places in the UK-in particular NW Scotland ( where I have spent every summer for the past 25 years), also Wales, Devon and Cornwall.
I like to sketch and paint en plein air, often finishing works or creating larger works based on sketches when back in the Studio. I favour oils for landscapes of land or sea in which the light and in particular the clouds demand an impressionistic approach.
For scenes involving buildings, boats and structures, I use collage of local materials, (newspapers, old maps etc.) and acrylic paint and ink, finishing with pen work-this leans to my occasional need to get bogged down in the detail (!) . I enjoy the challenge of ensuring that glimpses of relevant collage material are still present. It is always a delight to see viewers discover elements within layers I have created, which are not always seen at first glance.
-Affordable Art Gallery, Burford Garden Co.- current representation
-The Times and Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival Art exhibition “Who do we think we are?’’ – Gardens Gallery 2018
-Chedworth Roman Villa Artist in residence 2019
-Regency Gallery, Cheltenham Summer Exhibition 2018
-Winner First Prize Gloucester ‘’Art in the City’’ Paint out Competition 2017