My painting is driven by my love of clouds, sea and land. The coastline and landscape of the South of England are my main source of inspiration.
I have exhibited work at the Royal College of Art, The Royal Society of Marine Artists and Glyndebourne opera house in East Sussex. In 2017 I undertook a large commission for the WWF on the subject of climate change which was exhibited at the Houses of Parliament.
My work is about capturing moments. It could be the beach that I went to as a child, or on a family holiday, or the view from my daily country walk. Images may be based on a fleeting memory or a place that is visited over and over, each time seeing something different.
I aim to capture the essence of the place and the feeling that makes its special, maybe the sweep of the shore or curve of a field. I have a degree in Geography from Durham University and went on to have a successful career in PR before giving this up to paint. My understanding of the geography of the land and weather patterns, informs my work. My painting process involves building up multiple fine layers of paint. Clouds and waves are created by flicking paint at the canvas and smoothing it in. As the paint is moving as it hits the canvas, the random marks create energy and movement in the sky and sea.