Born in Shropshire, I have lived and worked for over 35 years within the borderlands between Wales and England. Drawing has always been my delight and passion, I cannot remember a time that I have not been either painting or drawing, even as a child.
Although studying and qualifying as a teacher in 1972, I am a self taught artist, and have been teaching art in schools, colleges, to groups and individuals in England, Wales and abroad, for many years. My ” students ” have ranged in ages from three years old, to the grand age of ninety three years old ! I specialise in watercolours with or without ink, and drawing in many mediums. I have a passion both personally in my own work, and teaching, capturing a sense of light, whether its source is sunlight, starglow, reflections, moonlight, fire, candlelight or, of an artificial source.
In my own paintings and drawings, I prefer working with inks, adding many under and over layers of watercolour creating a glow and depth that goes beyond the paper. My inspiration has comes from close encounters with nature and the countryside around me, sensing a landscape where the past, present and future are intermingled.