A Story from Coniston.
“Are you down the garden?”, asked my father, as he slipped on his wellies. He was a talented architect and a true Cumbrian countryman.
Aged eight, I was given a small, square flowerbed of my own, consisting of a beautiful, old Victoria plum tree that spiralled up to the sky, beneath which were dotted dark purple primroses. Often, after weeding around the tiny, jewel-like flowers, I would climb high into the sunshine and feast on the warm, sunny plums. Always juiciest at the very top of the tree!
That was it! My life has been enriched by nature and the seasons ever since. The natural world became the perfect subject for my love of paper, pencils, painting and drawing. I love working in oils, watercolour and pen and ink, along with line drawing in charcoal and graphite. Characterised by their energetic line and gem-like colours, my magical works whisk you away to forgotten, often secret places.
I have several outlets where I sell my paintings, prints and cards, as well as an ongoing exhibition at The Y Cafe/Yewdale Inn, Coniston.
I live and work high above Coniston Water on the slopes of Coniston Old Man and have exhibited in Yorkshire, London and Cumbria, having also sold work in The Lakes Artists Summer Exhibition.