I was born and bought up in Bangor, Wales. After studying at Chester School of Art I completed a degree in Fine Art (Painting) at Loughborough College of Art & Design during 1983. My life took a "swerve" through the NHS, becoming a Learning Disability Nurse for 30 years before returning to full time painting in 2016. Having intermittently accepted a range of commissions during my Nursing career, I am now fully focussed on my art, working from my home studio near Bangor.


I strive to convey a sense of place and time, endeavouring to create atmospheres through the use of colour and light. Portrait work attempts to capture an individual's character and humanity within a moment in time. My portraits undertaken of former patients of Bryn-y-Neuadd Hospital (In which I worked for many years) have been well-received with 13 pieces being accepted into the National collections of Wales at Aberystwyth and Cardiff.


I am humbled that my first major solo exhibition at Oriel Ynys Môn was considered by Wales Arts Review to be amongst the top 10 visual arts exhibitions in Wales during 2019.


I am currently exploring different media and themes, this includes painting, film and music. I am not precious about my work (This attitude a legacy of the influence of "punk" on my cultural outlook during the 70s). I tend to work quickly, often being guided by "accidents" that happen during the painting process. I will occassionally  completely re-work paintings with a view to creating something new and consequently many of the paintings featured may have been "re-cycled".


All work begins with an emotional attachment to the subject matter.


Whilst primarily a painter I also experiment with film and sound:


Group Exhibitions


Wrexham Museum 2015

Storiel, Bangor 2016

Ceredigion Museum, Aberystwyth 2016

Storiel, Bangor 2017

Bangor Arts Initiative Gallery 2017

Venue Cymru, Llandudno 2018

Plas Glyn y Weddw 2018

Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy 2018

Plas Glyn y Weddw 2019

"Annwn", Ty Pawb, Wrexham 2021

"FREEDOM - Europe - Without boundaries?" - Soest, Germany 2022


Solo Exhibitions


"Môr" - Venue Cymru, Llandudno 2018

"Mordaith" - Oriel Ynys Môn 2019

"Afon" -  Neuadd Ogwen, Bethesda 2020

"Y Bae" - Storiel, Bangor 2021




Associate Artist at CPD Bangor 1876 FC


Work in collections


National Library of Wales

National Museum of Wales





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