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