About me

I'm an artist based in Norfolk in the UK. I moved from Essex where I was born and grew up, married and raised a family with my husband. We decided in 2018 to make the move to our current home in the heart of rural Norfolk to a small village called Garboldisham. Here I have a wealth of beautiful landscapes on my doorstep. Although the past two years have kept us busy in dealing with the challenges of a 300 year old house, I have managed to create art in between painting walls and other related tasks. I started running art classes in our local village hall, picking up on teaching, as I’ve done for over 35 years. I have always felt a deep sense of satisfaction through helping others enjoy creating art in addition to making my own.
Me, sketching in Yorkshire
Me, sketching in Yorkshire
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My aim when starting any new piece of artwork is to capture a moment in time that was special for me or captivated me in some way, that I felt moved to paint it.
Over recent months I have been concentrating on landscape art in a more contemporary and abstract style to my previous way of working and I find myself, recently in my studio, moving between one area set up with mixed media paintings to a separate area where I enjoy the different feel and flow of watercolour.
I no longer strive for the realism so much as the feeling, atmosphere and sense of history I want to relate to you, the viewer. I want you to feel something, even if it's a different 'something' to my own feelings; if it moves you in some way, then I will have accomplished what I set out to do.
To convey these feelings, I call upon over 35 years of experience of painting and teaching in different mediums and techniques and applying them either as a mixed media, via a build up of layers of colour, texture, quality of line and washes or directly in washes of watercolour alone.
Although based in Norfolk, which I consider a 'gentle' landscape with glorious big skies and one I love, I don't confine my art to it exclusively. On my travels around the UK over the years, there are many times my heart has skipped a beat looking at what stretched out before me and some of those experiences will be represented in my work.