Working from my studio near Lewes in East Sussex, I love painting with India inks. Inspired by the natural environment in Sussex, it's downland, forests and the magnificent coastline, I really enjoy working with their rich, sparkling colours, they are so highly pigmented, as well as being lightfast, permanent and totally waterproof.
Having grown up in Brighton, I studied art at what was Eastbourne College of Art and then Illustration (BA Hons) at Brighton Polytechnic (now University) in the late 1980’s. After a long break in my art career I re-started painting in 2013, joining the artist-run gallery Chalk Gallery in 2016 and becoming its Chairperson in January 2019. Having worked in commerce before, I like being part of a team, working within a supportive family of artists. As well as being part of the Chalk community, my work is also shown in galleries, shows and exhibitions around the South of England including Brighton Artists Open Houses and Cranbrook Art Show.
As my work has developed, it has changed and can be viewed as collections, the most recent being my series of Framescapes in which the painted frame of the picture is an integral part of the artwork and spills out and over sides. They are as much 3-D artworks as they are distinctive 2-D paintings. My wood panels are a collection of atmospheric paintings in various sizes inspired by the natural beauty of Sussex and my decorative ink and mixed media collages are a series artworks inspired by nature's treasures in which each have a story to tell. Many of my artworks are also available as high quality limited edition prints.