I am a full time artist working from my home studio in Buxton which has wonderful views of the town and surrounding countryside. I find an endless source of inspiration in the beautiful architecture here in my home town and my love of travelling is also reflected in my work. My paintings are often illustrative and graphic in style, combining my love of colour and pattern. I see patterns in landscapes and I am drawn to the intricate and decorative details found in historic buildings.
I graduated with a BA Hons in Graphic Design and two awards from the Royal Society of Arts, which included a travel bursary. I set out on a seven month journey of discovery around India where my love of colour and pattern was indulged and saturated. After my travels in India I qualified as a specialist teacher of art and taught in secondary schools for twenty four years, sixteen of those as Head of Art at Chapel-en-le-Frith High School in Derbyshire. To continue my love of teaching I offer a diverse range of art workshops and painting holidays for adults.
I have a wide selection of work in my print gallery. You can find out more about my life as an artist in the about me section and I share lots of information about my techniques and processes. Or visit my shop to buy prints, cards and unique gifts.