My creative energies initially centred on sewing clothes, tailoring and designing fabrics. I always had a love for watercolours but lacked both the time and expertise to devote to painting until I retired from a long and successful career in Primary and Early Years teaching.
I adore the fluidity, unpredictability and versatility of watercolour. The luscious colours constantly inspire me and enable me to work in an expressive, semi abstract style. I love to work en plein air, especially in Venice and locally in the Sussex landscape where I can evoke a sense of place, feeling and mood. Colour and vibrancy are important components of my work, especially when painting Venetian scenes and landscapes.
My inspiration comes from many sources - other talented artists, locations both home and abroad, especially Venice – which I visit as often as possible. My painting continues to evolve and develop particularly since joining Chalk Gallery.