I live and work in Diss, a small market town, in the Waveney Valley, bordering Norfolk and Suffolk.
My art is centred upon my garden and the surrounding countryside, where I draw on both the particular, and on the expansive, open landscapes of the fenland and breckland. Here I walk, sketch and record the shifting landscape and the birds and plants that live there.
From within my garden, I chart the changing seasons and,when the weather allows, I work from life, tucked under an old golfing umbrella in the garden, with my cat, Alan, for company and surrounded by the sounds of the wildlife. Otherwise, I work in my studio with collected flowers and seed heads, or develop sketches made in the landscape. These become either paintings or are worked into prints.
I like to focus on the intricacies and structure of plants, examining their form and details. Whether it’s the unexpected colour combinations in my unruly vegetable plot, where self-seeded flowers thrive among the beans and leeks, or the insects and weeds that flourish in neglected corners, I aim to celebrate the overlooked.
I have previously exhibited in galleries in North Norfolk, Norwich and the Mall Galleries in London and have been featured in various publications, including “Homes and Gardens,” "Creative Countryside" and “Artists and Illustrators” and, most recently, "Wings Over Water", a book showcasing prints of water birds.