ARTIST AND DESIGNER
Hello and welcome to my online portfolio landscape and still life paintings
I have recently moved to Fife in Scotland and my studio now has a sea view.
The work is available to buy either directly from me or if it is in an exhibition from listed galleries.
Also I am very happy to work to a specific commission.
If you are interested in licensing an image please contact my agent Yellow House Art Licensing.
I studied textile design at Manchester Polytechnic and graduated in 1987 with a degree in Printed Textiles. Since graduating I have worked as a full time and part-time university lecturer and worked as a freelance textile designer selling work through textile and giftware agents.
My main focus now is painting and exhibiting in galleries throughout the UK.
I have recently relocated from the East Midlands and now I live by the sea. I paint in my studio in Fife, Scotland working from sketchbooks, photographs and memory; using a range of media on gesso wooden panels, canvas and paper.
I like to sketch on location and I travel widely throughout the UK and beyond. I have a fascination with remote islands and I am particularly drawn to the Outer Hebrides, a special place I discovered in the 1990s and I return to as often as I can.
The paintings are informed by my personal experience of walking in the landscape. Sketchbook drawings and photographs play a useful part in developing a new work. I explore the physical quality of paint allowing the gestural brush marks to suggest the light and weather of the places I have experienced.
The sense of being out in big open places lie at the heart of what I am expressing in paint.
My work has been licensed worldwide.
I have designed giftware for many clients including The National Trust, Museums and Galleries, Woodmansterne Publications, Paperchase, Tracks Publishing, Paperlink, The Art Group, Phoenix Trading, Pigment Productions, Clare Maddicott Publications, Abacus, Wildcard Company, Tartan 2CV, Cancer Research, The Robertson Collection and Trader Joe's.
My work readily lends itself to wall art and recent clients include John Lewis, Metcolours and the Cornish based company Whistlefish Galleries.
Many more images can be viewed through my agent Yellow House Art Licensing