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Originally from Coventry, I now live in Coldstream in the Borders, having recently moved from Caithness.
After gaining a degree in zoology I became: a lab technician in an anatomy department ; a teacher (very briefly); a deputy administrator in a stately home; a secretary to a solicitor; a production editor for a scientific publisher; office manager for a charity, responsible for running a community market; and finally, a market organiser and manager.
I now find myself returning to an original interest in producing art. I am living in Coldstream and drawing on the landscape for inspiration. I previously tried to diversify into several other artistic areas, with some degree of success, but having realised that I am not going to live forever and some things had to go, the painting was the activity that survived!
I am self-taught. I started painting in acrylics and sold via the community market and through local exhibitions. I also worked in oils to a limited extent, and also mixed media. Relatively recently I have started using watercolours and have found this medium interesting and challenging. Examples of finished paintings can be found in the various pages of this website, and also details of cards produced by myself from a selection of these paintings. At the moment I am taking a break to recover from moving house but hope to soon post new work.
If you are interested in purchasing paintings or cards please go to the contact page for further details.