I am a landscape artist, specialising in acrylics. Having been born and raised on the Solway Plain, Cumbria and now living in Ilkley, Yorkshire, it is these wild northern landscapes which inspire me the most.
The Solway Plain holds a special place in my heart. It is a land on the edge. A pause between mountains and sea. An escape.
Yorkshire is full of inspiration. From the moorland which surrounds my home in Ilkley, to the vibrant spring meadows of the Yorkshire Dales.
My latest collection focuses on the beautiful Northumberland coast. Inspiration for the collection was gathered whilst completing a commission for a client of the view from her family home in Seahouses. A wonderful process which I did not want to end, hence this new collection!
My painting process is always driven by my love of the natural environment. I often paint from photographs but when creating more abstract pieces, I rely on my memories and my emotional response to them.