"Painting from nature is not copying the object. It is realising one's sensation"
Welcome to my site!
I am an artist and art educator living and working in beautiful North Yorkshire, creating atmospheric abstractions from landscapes. I am particularly drawn to the lines we find in landscapes and these provide structure in my work.
Fine Art trained, I work in primarily in painting and drawing, experimenting with mixed media, layers and light.
Alongside my own practice, I love teaching and supporting others to develop their artistic voice, finding confidence in their creativity.
Unit 4 Art Studio
With over 25 years teaching experience, I am a passionate art educator and believe firmly in the restorative power of creating and making art. It has been a long held dream to manage a studio where people can come and create art in a safe, secure and inspiring environment, feeling fully supported in their creativity. The studio is located just outside Ripon, North Yorkshire and is a fantastic space for anyone on the journey of making art to come, explore and experiment and develop their own art practice
My mantra is flexibility and individuality - I want to support you to be the best artist you can be - when it suits you.
At the studio, we offer a range of different painting and drawing courses as well as studio space for you to develop your own work independently.
Individual requirements and group options are also available.
Please contact me for information about tutoring and studio space options.
As well as teaching studio days at my own studio, I also offer a number of workshops at local venues.
I am also experienced in delivering workshops in schools , to staff and students so do get in touch to discuss your workshop needs.
2024 is looking like a busy year for exhibitions'
Connected III, The Old Fire Station , Henley-on-Thames, April 12th -15th
North Yorkshire Open Studios, June 1st -2nd, 8th - 9th, November 30th - December 1st
Bath Contemporary Artist Fair, August 11th
Sales & Commissions
Much of my work is for sale , do get in touch if you see something you like in the portfolio pages, or contact me to arrange a studio visit to see what I am working on.
I am also happy to work on specific commissions - do get in touch if this is of interest.
Please get in touch with any enquiries or to book a studio day: