I have now been painting for approx. 7 years, after being seriously ill, starting with watercolours but I spend more time painting with pastels and acrylics, and especially love painting en plein air, in all weathers. If wet will use pastels in the car and try to create the atmosphere around me, but on a sunny summer day you will find me outdoors with a large canvas and acrylics. There is so much beautiful scenery in the Derbyshire Dales and I love exploring new areas.
I am very interested in nature and try to capture the animals that are around from family pets, farm animals to wild animals. I have recently ventured into portraiture and love to capture the character of the individual within the painting.