I originally trained at Liverpool Art School, (now LJMU) and graduated with a BA Hons in Graphic Design and a PGCE in Art and Design. After a 25 year career as an Art teacher and sessional university lecturer, I now pursue my own work and enjoy the challenges of a rugged and windswept landscape or coastline, and the fleeting effects of light on colour which impacts strongly on my work in both felt, paint and printmaking.

My work primarily draws inspiration from the foreshores and estuaries around the west of Britain and the untamed landscape of Cumbria, Snowdonia, the Peak District and British moorland. I set out to record memories and physical experiences of the patterns and textures of the land created by changing tides, weather and light as the land is reshaped and reclaimed.

Initially using sketchpads, work begins with drawings and colour references on site, and developed back in the studio using British and Norwegian pure wools, flax, linen and silks. Work also includes paintings and etchings which stand alongside the ‘painterly’ fibre pieces to provide a greater insight into my relationship with the great British landscape.

Spring Tide II