In 1977 I moved to Blindcrake and lived there surrounded by wonderful scenery, poultry, bees, geese, pet lambs and 1/6th acre veg patch. In 1986 there followed a moved to central Cockermouth and a quirky 1727 terraced house where I hope to remain for life.
I’m a life member of Cumbria Wildlife Trust, RSPB, WWT, Plantlife and RHS.
I enjoy the challenge of Life Drawing and attend sessions at GoFigure (Braithwaite), Life in Eden (Newbiggin) and Maryport Settlement.
I’m a member of Keswick Society of Art, and enjoy their painting out days and workshops, as well as courses at Higham Hall on a wide range of subjects.
I enjoy painting en plein air. Cumbria’s varied coastal scenery is a delight and colour, real or enhanced, is an important part of my work. I count myself blessed to be living in such a beautiful and diverse area. People describe my work as showing a lively freshness and naïveté... I hope my sense of fun shows as well!
“All paintings shown were done in 2021 and are for sale.”