I was born in Wakefield in the 1950’s, the eldest of five children. From an early age I remember my mother’s interest in art and her love of painting, Fasinated by this I was inspired to sketch and paint the landscapes and people around me. l quickly developed a deep love for the colour and textures of oil paints, and was rarely seen without a sketch pad in my hand or my nose in an art book.

114424-04 Imperial Buildings Halloween NightToday, I am still inspired by everyday experiences and the people around me. I hope that my paintings express my emotional and personal associations and attachments to these experiences, people and places.

Driven by the desire to constantly improve and challenge my skills I have experimented with painting on Yorkshire stone, reclaimed slate, board, canvas and linen. I do paint to commission and love the feeling of capturing the decorative needs or memories of my customers.

114092-1My own artwork is dedicated to my greatest fans, David my husband, Maxine my daughter, my loving family and the memory of my sister Wendy.

Images courtesy of Rotherham Advertiser

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