I originate from Lancashire, England, born in Blackburn but lived most of my life in Burnley and surrounding areas, I have worked in the NHS as a Nurse, Midwife and Health Visitor for more than 20 years and in my late 40's decided to follow my dream of becoming an artist. We moved to Longridge in the Ribble Valley, I completed a foundation course in Fine Art at the University of Central Lancashire and began creating art on a daily basis from my kitchen.
We moved full time to Anglesey, Wales, in August 2016 to our home in Beaumaris, where I was fortunate enough to be able to set up a studio and began creating art full time. I have formed many great friendships with other artists and developed my range of creativity through collaboration, joining art groups, taking workshops and being involved in art exhibitions.
We moved from Beaumaris to tranquil Llaneilian, Amlwch, Anglesey in December 2020. We are located at the top of the island near Point Lynas, being so close to the sea provides me we lots of inspiration for landscape painting; getting out into the landscape taking influence from the environment and elements.
I like to use a variety of techniques, from lino printing to digital art, however, my preferred mediums are oil, acrylic and watercolour paints. I try to convey mood and emotion in my paintings, using a varied colour palette and different techniques. I paint a variety of subjects including still life, animals and landscape.
During the lockdown in 2020 I developed a love for sewing and created both functional items and, inspired by the needlework of Kaffe Fassett, pieces of embroidery and tapestry, drawing my own designs onto the fabric.
I have done a number of commissions and enjoy the process of developing an idea with the client, involving them at every stage of the work.