I have always loved drawing and painting. At school I purposely sat at the back of the class so that I could draw ballerinas, especially during maths! Art was always my main passion and I always dreamed of being an artist or a famous fashion designer. My father who was a keen artist, encouraged me and I studied at Derby Art College. I attended watercolour classes and discovered my love for this medium. I have painted in watercolours for about 30 years and now teach classes in this in Derby. I have many students who return year after year.
I gain my inspiration from the Derbyshire countryside, the changes of the seasons and Spain where I have a home. The British countryside is full of extremes from the wide empty beaches and dramatic cliffs to atmospheric and misty mountains. We have it all here. Flowers and my love of vibrant colours also inspire me.
I find inspiration all around me wherever I am but especially on my travels, and if I cannot paint on the spot I sketch or take photographs and work on these in my studio in Littleover, Derby.
I am a member of the Etwall Art Club and exhibit frequently. .
You can find out the dates of my next exhibition by going to my
I am also happy to do commissions, in particular from photographs, turning holiday snaps into evocative artwork to treasure. You can reach me via the