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" was screened 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. During 2018 I have work being exhibitied at Oriel Plas Glyn y Weddw during June and will also have work at Venue Cymru, Llandudno between October and December .I am also preparing for a significant solo exhibtion in the main gallery room at Oriel Mon, Llangefni 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.