I went to Somerset College of Art at the age of 16. Fifty two years later I am still painting and drawing. My training and work as an Art Therapist for 35 years has kept me closely in touch with creativity and has influenced my expressive style.
In 1971 I completed a course of art in Education at Dartington College of Arts. That experience has stayed with me and helped me develop my original way of working.
My subject matter is the world around me – trees, birds, the sea, landscape, cats and people. Somerset is a constant inspiration. I also like to let go and see what happens and then this is when a female face often emerges and is sometimes connected from the girl from my youth.
I use whatever media is suited to the subject I am depicting, and this includes oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolour.
I have exhibited in various places including:
Southampton Harbour Lights (Art Cinema)
Somerset Arts Week
Gallery 41, Watchet
Ilminster Arts Centre
Stogursey Arts Festival
Roadwater Art Group