Born in Colne, Lancashire.
B.Ed Honours, Bingley College of Education, Yorkshire.
Masters in Education, York University, North Yorkshire.
Masters in Printmaking. Bradford Art College, Yorkshire.
Based in Cornwall since 2003.
Opened Kings Acre Gallery 2010 to 2012
Attend John Howard Print Studios, Penryn
Attend John Blight Studio / Camelford Gallery.
Until very recently, my work did not include painting: I
worked with print, found
objects and books. I altered and made artefacts using
fabric, drills, sewing
machine, alongside etching and other printmaking techniques.
In 2017 I was
encouraged by a colleague to take up oil painting. I feel
that it has enabled me to
approach my print making with fresh eyes.
Throughout my career, creatively, I have been very spasmodic
in my approach. I
have raised a family, taught, run a business and had random
exhibitions. I think,
like most creative people, 2020 has closed many doors but
I like(d) going to exhibitions and galleries, most recently
seeing Lucien Freud and
Sir Antony Gormley. I enjoy the work of Pop Artists, namely
David Hockney, a
Bradfordian, and love Vermeer. I am influenced by social and