I have lived in East Anglia all my life and now live in the village of Great Wilbraham, where I produce work in my Summer House Studio.
Watercolour is an exciting medium, creating beautiful and surprising effects. The joy is that the outcome is uncertain, as the watercolour
takes on a life of its own and anything, including happy accidents, can form in a spontaneous and unique way. Painting has been my
passion for many years and my aim is to create images which will lift the spirit and enhance life.
Natural subjects and still life are my forte and I particularly love flowers, trying to capture the essence of their beauty in a loose
and sometimes semi-abstract style, introducing acrylic or watercolour inks and experimenting with collage and tissue. Using a
variety of papers, complements flower studies most effectively, bringing elements of texture and vitality into my work. Also, one of
my special interests is in designing cards of a variety of styles, using watercolour, inks and collage; sometimes incorporating lace and
beads on papers and tissues. Several of my designs have been accepted by Phoenix Trading Cards (London) and Artists' Cards.
My current retail outlets are at Cambridge Contemporary Art, Saffron Walden Gallery, Burwash Manor shops, Barton,
Cambridge Botanic Garden and many private clients. I have participated in Cambridge Open Studios since 2001 and have exhibited
in Oundle and Sudbury galleries, Cambridge Contemporary Art and in various group exhibitions. I am a member of the
Society of East Anglian Watercolourists, Cambridge and District Art Circle and Cambridge Drawing Society.
Since 2008, I have beenteaching the art of watercolour, both in my Summer House Studio and at various art groups in the Cambridge
area. I offer introductory workshops for beginners, up to a maximum of four students. The day provides an overview of watercolour
painting with demonstrations and guidance in developing basic techniques. Follow up classes are also available for those wishing to
explore watercolour further as well as individual tuition.