I can be inspired by anything that catches my eye from sunrises and sunsets, the sea or shadows and I paint because I want to share these feelings. Once something has grabbed my attention, I tend to paint in series, until I feel I have exhausted the possibilities of interpretation at that time.
That is not to say that I will not return to a series should I feel that it could be enlarged upon, perhaps with different interpretation or media. It is by experimentation that we learn.
I become more concerned for the environment as I get older and I have been told that this and my textile studies is reflected in my paintings. Having been asked recently what currently concerns me most about the environment I would say the amount of plastic in the sea.
I refuse to be categorized as Kandinsky said “there is no must in art, because art is free”.
I studied Textiles and Graphics at college and I am a member of the Cornwall Watercolour Society.
I am currently Artist in Residence at the Lychgate Studio at St Clement Church, Truro.