Brought up in the south of England, I have lived in Northern Ireland all my adult life, am qualified as a solicitor and married with 3 children and 4 grandchildren. I began painting seriously about 20 years ago, working in most media –sometimes all at once - using whatever processes or methods, including printmaking, seem to suit the image in my mind’s eye. I generally work loosely, and often veer towards the semi abstract, but drawing skills are also important to me, working in charcoal, graphite or ink. The effect of light on colour has always fascinated me, the fabric halls in Liberty’s of London and my aunt’s glorious garden being among my earliest memories. My own garden is now a constant source of inspiration, and I have always lived within sight or sound of the sea, but my subjects can be found anywhere inside or out where an interplay of light and shade excites my eye. I love to experiment with new methods, soft pastels now taking up more of my time. Fascinated by Picasso’s cubism in my teens, his earlier works came as a revelation when I discovered them. I continue to discover artists who excite me - far too many more to mention Full member of Ulster Women Artists, Dip (PP2010 –2012), Art Society of Ulster (PP2003 -2005), Ulster Watercolour Society, and Chairman Pastel Society of Ireland. (2017- ) and have received several awards from all of these Societies. Have exhibited with the RUA, RHA, BBC, the Final of the Laing Competition in the Mall Gallery London, and in several local galleries. Work in private collections in the UK, Ireland, USA and South Africa.
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