My training was in nursing not art. I’m dyslexic and have always found freedom in painting. I have learned most about painting from myself, trial and error, using my intuition.
A number of my designs have been printed both on textiles, cards and gift-wrap. I have taken on all sorts of projects over the years and have designed and painted large stage sets.
I usually do a number of drawings before I start a painting and I always try to plan my colours with care. I frequently combine direct observation with my imagination. I also paint a lot from sketches, often done in Suffolk where I live and sometimes backed up with photographs that I take for further reference. I enjoy collage as well and trying different mediums.