Originally from Brighton, I studied art at Eastbourne College of Art and Illustration (BA Hons) at Brighton Polytechnic (now University) in the late 1980’s and after a long break in my art career re-started painting in 2013. I joined the artist-run gallery Chalk Gallery in Lewes in 2016, becoming its Chairperson in January 2019, really enjoying being part of this supportive family of artists.
As well as Chalk Gallery, my work can be found in Artologie (Cuckfield) and in Greenfinch (Ticehurst) and in exhibitions and festivals around the South of England such as Brighton Artists Open Houses and Cranbrook Art Show.
My Framescapes aptly called because the frame is an integral part of the painting. Partially influenced by an admiration for the painted frames of Howard Hodgkin, it was also a desire to try something different - my painted frames are both functional and also add a 3-dimensional aspect to the paintings.
My wood panels are atmospheric paintings that convey the changing seasons and weather inspired by living in Sussex. I work in sizes up to 70 x 100cms.
For more insights into my artistic influences and reference points, see my blog on this subject.
Some of my original artworks are also available as small run, high quality limited edition prints.