I live in the Whitby area, where members of my family have lived for several generations.
training in the Arts I taught, then gained other qualifications and
worked in the museums and arts sector, running a 17th century historic
house educational museum. For more than 15 years I was an associate and
then principal of our historic buildings consultancy. I painted and
exhibited when I could, but finally, longing to return to my roots, I
gave up the 'day job' and came 'home' to paint full time.
I gain my inital ideas working
outside, filling books and bits of paper with sketches in pencil, paint
or pen, returning to my workshop to develop them into finished
I'm a member of Whitby Art Society
and the Eskvale Painting Group with whom I also exhibit annually. For
several years I exhibited in ArtsBank Saltburn (now, sadly, closed) as
well as in Artisanne (Darlington) and the Joe Cornish Gallery
My work can sometimes be seen in 'The Picture Place', Wykeham, Scarborough (they do superb framing as well!)
You can also buy cards of some of my work.