I was born and bought up in Bangor, Wales. After studying at Chester School of Art I undertook a degree in Fine Art (Painting) at Loughborough College of Art & Design.
My career took a "swerve" through the NHS, becoming a Learning Disability Nurse, a role I enjoyed for many years before returning to full time painting.
Having intermittently accepted a range of commissions during my Nursing career, I am now fully focussed on my art, working from my purpose-built studio at Sling, on the edge of Snowdonia and at a small studio on Bangor Pier.
I have always been inspired by the landscapes and seascapes of North West Wales.
In my past body of work I have attempted to convey a sense of place and time, endeavouring to create atmospheres through the use of colour and light.
My past portrait work has attempted to capture an individual's character wthin a moment in time. portraits undertaken of former residents of Bryn-y-Neuadd Hospital (In which I worked for many years) have been well-received with one piece being accepted into the National Library of Wales collection. A short documentary "A hidden portrait" has recently bneen completed and is due for screening on BBC2 Wales during February 2018..
I am currently at a transitional point in my artistic career, during which I am exploring different media and subject matter and looking towards building a strong body of work for public exhibition. I have an exhibition of portraits scheduled for April 2018 at Venue Cymru, Llandudno and an exhibtion of landscapes to be held at Oriel Cwm Croesor, penrhyndeudraeth during August 2018.I am also preparing for my first major solo exhibtion in the main gallery room at Oriel Mon in June 2019.
I am not precious about any aspect of my work. Some of the paintings displayed here have been destroyed or painted over.