I am based in Hampshire, a county full of variety for the artist, with coasts and marinas, ancient towns, the New Forest, and the start of the South Downs. There is plenty here to fire the imagination. Regular visits to the West Country, especially Somerset, inspire with it's own landscape and coastline.
My background in textiles has been a big influence, giving me a continuing interest in pattern and texture, resulting in the use of collage in much of my work. Favourite subjects vary from wildlife in a slightly mystical setting, to the bustle of urban spaces, or boats jostling in a local marina.
I hope that experimenting and trying new things will keep the work fresh, while sketching on location provides a break from working on finished pieces and is great for gathering information.
Art Groups / Exhibitions
I exhibit regularly with;
Romsey Art Group, Spring and Autumn Exhibitions
Chandlers Ford Art Group, Spring and Summer Exhibitions
Southampton Art Society,
Titchfield Art and Craft Show
……and have taken part in the following exhibitions and events:
Art at Work Romsey Art Group 2016 & 2017
Steak of the Art 2016 & 2017
New Forest Show Art Pavilion 2015 & 2016
Bursledon Art Show 2015
'Oxmarket' (Chichester) Open 2015
Southampton City Gallery with Urban Sketchers for '50 Years of City Status' Exhibition 2015
Rums Egg and Test Valley Arts Foundation 'Sketches of Romsey' Winning picture 2014
Southampton City Gallery Open Exhibitions;
'The Art of Pattern'
At present, my work is on display in the following locations:
Smile Dental Practice, Chandlers Ford
Winchester Hospital (The Butterfield Link)
Carousel, Art and Craft Shop Crewkerne, Somerset