BA (Hons) Fine Art at Manchester Metropolitan University.
PGCE Secondary Art Education at Westminster College,
University of Oxford.
I am a highly successful educator of Art and I teach students aged between 11-18 years including those studying GCSE and A Level Fine Art. I have taught in secondary schools for 20 years and I enjoy facilitating others in their creative endeavours. Working with young people in an ever changing environment helps me to keep my own work fresh and vibrant.
I am a painter of abstract landscapes. My work is multi-layered and it is built up and scraped back over time. Base layers are often revealed in part and this adds both depth and textural variety to my outcomes.
I like to contrast elements of tight, structured paint work with loose, atmospheric washes and gestural marks. Colour and texture are both dominant elements in my paintings. Expect to see a mixture of sweeping brush strokes, palette knife work, dripping paint, scratched back surfaces and washy pools of paint.
Inspiration comes from walking in the landscape. My favourite places include St. Ives, the Lake District and Surrey Hills. I aim to capture the fleeting mood or memory of a place in the simplest form possible.