I live in Northwest Hampshire, surrounded by lovely countryside, which, in itself, is an inspiration for painting. I came to painting rather late in life, having enjoyed the work of both an Uncle and a Great Uncle who both painted in watercolours so when I started wielding a brush there was not much doubt about which discipline I should try.
I started with some lessons from a local artist, Frankie Cummins, and then, when it seemed that I was just copying her style, I decided to go it alone and let my own develop. I have been a member of the Newbury Art Group for some years and of the West Berkshire and North Hampshire Open Studios since 2015.
It is the inspiration of both interesting skies and water, whether sea, river or lake, which forms the basis of my pictures, trying to interpret them as faithfully as possible. I endeavour to find the light in each picture, even when it is rather a sultry or atmospheric scene, and find the reflections on still water endlessly fascinating.