I am a local painter based on the Dorset/Somerset border. I gained my degree in Fine Art at Bristol in the late 1980's and then worked in publishing as an illustrator and then as a demonstrator and reviewer of fine art techniques and mediums.
I gradually became more interested in the healing nature of art and creativity working in the adult mental health field running art groups before studying for my post-graduate degree in Art Psychotherapy at Goldsmiths College, University of London.
The experience of this coupled with extensive travels abroad renewed a desire to pursue my own artwork as a landscape painter and explore more fully the healing potential of working directly outside from nature - an aspect I am now fully developing running small group retreat days.
I have exhibited widely both in the UK and abroad and my paintings are held in private and public collections in Brazil, USA, France, Italy and the UK. Read More
My studio is open throughout the year for one to one tuition or by appointment, please contact me for more details.
My Creative Process
Primarily a landscape artist, I see painting as a way of giving praise to the natural world and of deepening my relationship with the local countryside and it’s natural history. My creative journey often begins with an unexpected moment of ‘ignition’.... Read More