In the years since I graduated from what is now Brighton University, and following a post graduate course at Reading University, I have worked as a professional artist and illustrator.
This has included some art teaching and running art courses for adults.
I was born on the Isle of Wight and spent a carefree childhood, barefoot on the beach during the long hot summers, riding ponies and building campfires in the woods during the winter months.
After graduating I lived in Herefordshire for several years, where I had my two daughters and enjoyed the glorious farmland with all its wildlife and stunning scenery. It was here that I had my first solo exhibition and started to show in London and provincial Galleries. I also provided
illustration for various businesses in the region.
However, a more fine art side began to emerge and soon I was sketching and painting the landscape around me and exploring the hills and red earth fields of Herefordshire.
Finally however, the call of the Island was too much and I returned to my roots. It is often said that the Isle of Wight encapsulates the whole of the UK in a small space! We don’t have a mountain but we do have rolling downs with trees shaped by the strong winter sea winds, small bays, sandy
beaches and seaside towns and villages. It’s a wealth of inspiration for any artist.
Modern Art Gallery showing the Best of British Art and Craft