The starting point for making a series of work always comes from the experience of being out in the landscape; a particular moment while out walking that stays with me, becomes the reason and the desire to paint.
Sometimes just a remembered sense of colour, light or darkness can be the beginning and focus for making a painting. Memories from canoeing on rivers, present day discoveries of ponds in woods and water filled quarries, continue to bring the subject of water into my work. My paintings become a constellation of landscapes from past and present.
2005 PGCE (F.E) University of Sunderland
2003 MA Fine Art (Distinction) University of Sunderland
1993 BA Honours Fine Art, University of Sunderland
1992 BA Exchange Year, Valdosta State College, Georgia USA
1990 Foundation Course, Cyprus College of Art