I moved to Shetland from Little Bardfield, a small village in North West Essex in October 2016.
My home is in Voe, on the hillside overlooking Olnafirth. As a lover of nature I never have far to look for inspiration. There is an abundance of wildlife here, with ever changing weather, varied coastline, flora and fauna. I am a keen bird watcher and sometimes spot otters too. All make wonderful subject matter.
Another passion is my garden which is very much a work in progress. We garden on a steep slope and with the extremes in weather it proves a challenge to say the least.
My paintings are in watercolour or acrylic on canvas. I also enjoy making mixed media pieces using wax crayon and ink. Commissions welcome.
My printmaking encompasses etching and block printing in the form of linocuts.
- 2 year foundation course, Braintree College of Further Education 1974-1976
- 3 year printmaking, Colchester School of Art 1976-1979
Previously a part time tutor in adult education, I now teach various workshops here in Shetland.
As a member of Shetland Arts & Crafts Association my studio is open on weekends during the summer as part of the Shetland Art & Craft Trail.
Contact details at the foot of the page.
See my work in Shetland at Ninian, the Bonhoga Gallery and Hoswick Visitors Centre.
Original prints at The Castle Gallery, Inverness, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle upon Tyne, Sea Pictures Gallery, Clare, Suffolk and Cambridge Contemporary Art.
Work published in books by Mascot Media Ltd.
Cards by Canns Down Press and Orwell Press Art Publishing.