My background is in Civil Engineering but now I let loose my creativity on canvas and heavy duty paper using mainly acrylics. However, I love texture as much as colour so I often incorporate collage into my paintings.This is usually something I’ve collected that has particular relevance to my painting. I take lots of photos on holiday and these form my reference material for my artwork. I will collect local newspapers,shells,receipts,menus etc which will all find their way into the finished piece. they may not be instantly visible but I know that they are there!
Recently I have been influenced by David Tress and Kurt Jackson and now I find that my landscapes have many layers and therefore a depth. All of them are deeply personal.
I paint alongside the other ladies in This Painting Malarkey who provide support and encouragement and much entertainment!