I am primarily a painter
I studied painting & drawing at Liverpool College of Art and subsequently qualified as a teacher.
My paintings and hand knitting have been shown in galleries in England, Ireland and Scotland and I have work in public and private collections in UK, Europe and USA.
Paintings derive from the landscape around me, arising from walks in all seasons. I move from a ‘representational’ starting point, in ways of working in which the act of putting pigment on a surface may produce the effect of heightening the response of the spectator to the qualities of colour, pattern and texture. A combination of observed and remembered images and ideas informs my work, which consists of paintings in oil on board & canvas, plus sketchbook watercolour studies, photographs & notes.
Recently settled in Shap and loving the landscapes and walks nearby.
‘catchment’ shown at Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries in 2013/14
‘habitat’ shown at Perth Museum & Art Gallery 2015>
frost& fire’ shown at Gracefield Arts Centre in 2015/16
‘winter’ shown at the Whitehouse Gallery, Kirkcudbright 2016/17
‘summer exhibition’ Lakes Artists, Grasmere 2017
Rose Bank is in Shap, just off the main street, to the north of the village, just east of the A6. CA103LX. Park in the village.
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