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My journey into art started as a therapeutic activity whilst adapting to a complete change of life after I survived a life-threatening subarachnoid haemorrhage caused by a ruptured aneurysm.
Leaving a hectic London life and BBC career behind for the inspirational shores of coastal Norfolk, I am now lucky enough to enjoy walks on the beach with my dog, and a slower pace of life.
I have explored many creative techniques, inspired by an invaluable art group, through study, and with much experimentation and practice.
Painting with a mostly limited palette, I like to experiment with textures and a variety of materials, such as acrylic paint, ink, resin, watercolour and textured mediums to create subtle, fluid effects. My aim is to convey and capture light, atmosphere and movement in a loose, flowing, suggestive style.
I'm especially interested in the natural environment and our connection (or disconnection) to it; how it fluctuates and can be viewed as both powerful and fragile at the same time. The sea, in particular, is a recurring theme, and features prominently in my work. The beautiful and ever-changing Norfolk coast is a great source of inspiration.
My work has been featured in exhibitions and galleries across the UK and overseas.
In 2017, I started ‘Art in the Hut’, a exhibition of original art on a postcard, donated by artists across Norfolk and beyond, in aid of the Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House. The exhibition is held in a beach Hut on Old Hunstanton beach and will be back by popular demand for summer 2019.