I am a Yorkshire based artist specialising in palette knife work. I love portraiture and figurative work and, in recent years, I’ve developed a growing passion for landscapes, seascapes and coastal-inspired paintings which reflect the depth and diversity of the North of England and Scotland.
I come from a family of keen amateur painters. My mum studied at the Grimsby School of Art, while my father discovered his skills in watercolour painting in his late Seventies. My brother is a scientist who can’t paint for toffee (his words) and prefers to buy paintings instead (three cheers for scientists….).
Family commitments and a full time career in journalism left little time for drawing and painting until our daughters left home – and now I can’t stop. The artistic world is vibrant, exciting – and flourishing. In the past few years the exhibitions, sales and commissions have increased to the point where the art now runs side-by-side with writing for magazines – and I can’t think of a more enjoyable combination.