“I graduated in 2008 following a 24 year teaching career. I now enjoy a career which sees me making and exhibiting, teaching and lecturing across the North of England.
I run Primary School workshops and residencies and teach diverse adult groups including Arts on Prescription and private courses at my base, Ribble Valley Art Studios. For the past 4 years I have worked on a number of large school murals, both indoors and out.
My own work is eclectic and energetic, lively and often colourful but marked by an exploration of light and movement. I explore themes around people and place, initiated by the place I live, the people who pass by and by memories.
I use haiku poetry to explore and stimulate ideas and drawing has always been extremely important to my practice. I also love to explore 3 dimensional elements, often reflecting my home on the Leeds/Liverpool Canal.”