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.
Today, 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.
Images courtesy of Rotherham Advertiser