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At the age of 16, I wanted to go to Art College. You didn’t do that, coming from Doncaster, midst the miners’ strike. It wasn’t the sensible career path! So, for over 30 years I had a successful career in education inspiring teenagers to reach for their dreams. Throughout, my passion for Art didn’t diminish. Over the years, I taught Art and designed stage sets, keeping the dream alive. Now, I create paintings and prints, inspired by walks and travels, capturing the landscapes.
I sketch, watercolour, photograph and carve ideas in wood before developing these in relief prints or oil painting back in the studio. Each carving notch or paint stroke is purposeful, capturing the movement, and the use of colours creates the atmosphere. Each piece of work explores the impact moment of seeing the view or place. My aim is to inspire happiness and from my story for people to belief in themselves, no matter their background or age.
Phoenix Arts Centre, May 2018
bip art, Kemp Town, May 2018
Northbrook College, July 2018
The Claremont Hotel, Hove, From May 2018 and ongoing
Kemptown Arts Trail May 2019