I live and work in Taunton and graduated over 20 years ago with a Degree in Textile design. Since graduating I have worked for Heals, Timney Fowler Fabric designs and John Lewis. More recently I have spent my time buying and selling Oriental rugs.
I have always had a passion for landscape painting and about 10 years ago thought it about time I reignited my creativity after years of inactivity!
My work is primarily about my love for the North Somerset and Dorset coastline and my obsession with painting the sea, whether glimpsed from afar or directly from the beach. The ever changing light and the distant weather are amazing especially along the North coast, the challenge for me is to capture that moment.
As a family we walk the coastline as often as we can and my recent, more abstract work, tries to reflect the many elements in the landscape that draws my focus. The colours and textures of the sea and surrounding coastline are my primary source of inspiration.
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