I have enjoyed painting for as long as I can remember and, from a very early age, loved to watch and then draw and paint everything around me.

I’ve been interested in narrative art for years now and find the energy and architecture of urban spaces irresistible.   I really enjoy drawing on location, trying to capture the scene in front of me in that moment in time.

I draw my inspiration from the countryside, towns, villages and the sea close to my home, as well as the wooded valleys and the moorlands of the region.  I try to capture the spirit of these places I know so well and visit so often

When I am not busy sketching or making art in my studio I love to grow organic vegetables and fruit. It is fun to come up with tasty recipes using a tempting variety of home grown goodies.  Recently I installed raised vegetable beds to make gardening easier and I’ve decided I’m a supporter of the ‘no dig’ vegetable growing methods too.

At the end of a busy day I enjoy reading crime novels (I do love a good murder). I’m a wholehearted animal lover and often have to fight the desire to bring strays home when I’m out sketching.

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