|Since 1981, when I moved to Ely, I have exhibited all over East Anglia both in solo and group shows. I have also exhibited in Germany and have work in private collections both in Europe and Australia. A teaching exchange in Australia dramatically changed my way of working. Seeing the world literally from many different perspectives encouraged new approaches and experimentation. I work with a variety of media including acrylic, oil pastel, water colour and pen and ink.
By inclination I am a painter of landscape. At times I will record simply for the pleasure of being in a particular place and at other times I will search more deeply for the marks that both man and nature have made. It is through this search that I find the colours, patterns, textures and forms that are the roots of my work.
Living in the Fens it is impossible not to be influenced by the physical geography of the area. Huge skies and apparent narrow strips of cultivation appear in many of my paintings.