My inspiration is found in the hedgerows and woods, meadows and skies of Oxfordshire. I have particularly focused on the precious floodplain meadows, an ancient habitat of critical importance but also one very close to extinction. Alongside oils, monotypes, watercolours and pencil work I have been increasingly using collage. It has proved an ideal technique for capturing the rich texture and atmosphere of our wilder spaces. I hope you will enjoy this collection of my recent artworks, most originals are currently available to buy in addition to a selection of fine giclee prints which you can find on my website. I hope you will be able to visit my exhibition in person - housed in a beautiful thatched barn beside the Thames and looking out onto a wildflower meadow.
Like most artists I make art about the things I love; find beautiful and wondrous and can spend lots of time gazing at. As I find peace and healing when out in nature I try to create art on that theme in ways that will uplift and inspire. It is an extraordinary privilege to spend time giving ones whole attention to trying to really 'see' something in order to attempt to communicate its essence in pigment on paper. Each artwork teaches me something new, about the natural world, myself and the craft of making art.
I use many different art mediums and techniques in an effort to stay open and responsive to new possibilities and cross pollination of ideas.
I have lived and exhibited in Oxfordshire for 23 years and taught art for much of that time.