I trained at Central St Martins gaining a B.A. degree in Ceramics. After teaching Art and Design in various schools I now paint and create gardens .
Most of my paintings are acrylic or oil on canvas. I like to work in themes. Three themes can be seen in the gallery... STRIPED TILLER, paintings based on the reflections of a working boat. in the Kennet and Avon canal. CAROUSEL, paintings inspired by Fairground Carousels and SECRET GARDENS painting inspired mostly by plants I am growing in my garden.
My recent series of paintings are inspired by the garden surrounding my studio. But as you can see I love colour. In the Carousel paintings I tried to capture the movement and bright lights of the Fairground. Some of my first paintings were inspired by reflections in the canals in Venice. When I had finished that set of work reflections of a couple of colourful working boats captured in the clear water of the canal outside my house on an icy February day led to the striped tiller paintings.
Cardoons, Echinops and Daisies,
oil on canvas, 40'' x 30''
Cardoons, Sea Holly and Daisies
oil on canvas, 30'' x 40''
ORIENTAL POPPIES 1 Oil on canvas 60x60 cms
POPPIES AND LUPINS . Oil on canvas 50 x 62 cms
Field of Poppies, oil on canvas
24'' x 36''