I have no formal training in art and in the early days I was pretty much a leisure artist, painting when I could find the time.
I usually describe myself as a mixed media artist and I love to incorporate texture, collage, stitch and fabric into my work. Some of my recent paintings have been totally fabric based and this brings new challenges and ways of working.
Much of my current work is based on my "Hill Sheep" series. These are contemporary paintings which are humorous, quirky and simplistic and which depict sheep in unlikely situations on hillsides. This series started with the intention of producing maybe ten or so paintings, but they proved to be so popular, that I have carried on and continued to develop the theme. I am also developing a new series called "Lost Villages", again more ramshackle houses, but with an air of mystery and forgotten memories.
I am a member of High Peak Artists and exhibit at the Gallery in the Gardens, Buxton. I also have work at Paul Tavernor Gallery in Poynton.