About Me

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I was born in London, the daughter of a professional artist and therefore with powerful early memories of watching him draw, paint, and build model boats actually – but that really is another story!

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I did a degree in Graphic Design specialising in Illustration at Bristol University, and since then have worked across a broad range of Art disciplines, but increasingly with a Fine Art focus.

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Arts Education is something I care deeply about and I am also an Art Education Consultant and experienced teacher, advising universities, colleges and schools. I’m a committee member of the Great North Art Show, a competitive annual exhibition showcasing the work of professional contemporary artists.

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My own work combines observation and memory, and is a personal response to experiences, landscapes, artefacts and history; it explores contrasts in texture and light, and evokes rather than depicts places and things that intrigue me..

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I’m strongly influenced by the landscapes of North Yorkshire; especially by favourite places and walks, and by places I visit on my travels..

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My working process begins with making notes and sketches, producing colour samples and taking a great many photographs, all of which come together back in the studio..

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I’m fascinated by mark-making and enjoy the process of developing complex layers and picture surfaces, using a range of art media and techniques. Acrylics are central to my practice as I love their flexibility and immediacy, but I also work in oils, mixed media, textiles and print.

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I have an online gallery for limited edition prints, as this is such a great way of starting a collection and a really accessible way of buying art. Limited edition prints are all archival quality giclée prints, which are individually signed, mounted and presented in a protective cellophane sleeve, ready for you to frame up as you like! Buy Art»

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