My paintings in oil or watercolour focus on the various moods and seasons of sea and shore. I am fascinated by the effects of light on water and the interplay of human presence and activity with the natural world. My paintings combine the actual with the imaginary.
I completed my Fine Art degree at Kingston College of Art in 1981 and afterwards I participated in group exhibitions in London and contributed to various Public Art projects. Whilst teaching in adult education I took a degree in the History of Art at London University.
I later taught Art in secondary schools and became interested in developing the artistic creativity of deaf and special needs children. I initiated art projects in schools for deaf children and published an article on how animation and model-making could aid language development. From 1998 to 2013, I worked as Head of Art in a school for dyslexic children and, whilst there, I was commissioned by Barrington Stokes to write a series of accessible Art books on major movements of Art.
I was born in Devon but have had family connections in Kent for over forty years. I made my permanent home here when I retired from teaching. I enjoy travelling and often visit Devon and Cornwall as well as destinations in Europe. I am inspired by the stunning British coastline especially of Kent and Cornwall.