My work is mostly inspired by landscapes and flowers.
I paint mainly in watercolour which I love for its fluidity and transparency and also its challenging unpredictability.
I use different mediums occasionally such as acrylic and pastel and sometimes I incorporate collage into my painting or add gesso or other materials to create texture.
I love experimenting with different techniques and have recently been doing some linoblock printing.
I go outside sketching regularly both locally and further afield and enjoy taking part in painting courses with various tutors. I use my sketchbooks constantly as reference and also take photographs to aid my work back in my studio.
I have been a member of Harwood Painting Group in Bolton for over 20 years where I am also treasurer. Being part of a group gives me the opportunity to engage with fellow artists and to exhibit my work locally.