After graduating with a Fine Art Degree many years ago
painting became my life. I have been a professional artist now
for 40 years, exhibiting nationally in a variety of galleries,
Including solo shows at The Biscuit Factory, The Mall Galleries in
London, The Leith Gallery in Edinburgh and The Red Rag Gallery
in Worcestershire. In 2003 & 2004 I was an exhibitor in "The Not
The Turner Prize" in London and won the Peoples award in the
2004 Open Art Exhibition at The DLI Art Gallery in Durham
I love the fact my paintings are collected internationally too, often finding homes in exciting places. In 2006 Sam Mendes bought two of my large seascapes as a present for his then wife, Kate Winslett who had just finished filming the Titanic!.
I take inspiration from my beloved North East Coastline and from the sense of something more powerful when we connect with the sea.
Lately I have created a series of fantasy illustrations that will all be part of a series of books I am currently working on! Each of the little images will have their own chapter in a book bringing to life my imaginary worlds.
My flowers series is a new project too and will no doubt develop as I find the time to explore colour and light with such a beautiful subject for inspiration.
You can find a small selection of my work at The Old Low Light in North Shields, The Links Gallery at Whitley Bay,The Tower House Gallery at Seaton Sluice and a small amount of my Durham Prints and cards at The Mugwump in Durham. I take part in Art Fairs and I can usually be found at our wonderful Iconic Tynemouth Market selling my work from a stall both Saturday and Sunday every weekend. If you are interested in commissioning a painting or just simply would like to see where I will be with my work please feel free to contact me directly.
Painting is my life, to create something that connects with others is a joy.