While working in the NHS I always spent every spare moment creating. Now retired, my painting has taken off in new directions. My Scottish upbringing sealed my preference for an abstract colourist approach.
Usually landscape is the starting point of my work but through abstraction each painting is encouraged to stand for itself, reflecting the mood of the subject. At first the work is raw, gradually becoming more refined but always expressing its own opinion. Often collage is combined with mixed media, working in layers over previous work. Colour, texture and forms appear giving depth to simple shapes.
I manage a life drawing group at Charlton Musgrove Village Hall, and am a committee member of Bruton Art Society.
Exhibitions 2021 Gillingham Art Trail 2020 Altered Spaces, WESCA exhibition at Guggleton Farm Arts, Stalbridge 2019 WESCA exhibition at 44AD, Bath 2019 Group exhibition at Millhouse Art, Ilminster, Somerset 2018 Group exhibition at Shaftesbury Arts Centre, Shaftesbury, Dorset 2016 Group exhibition at Slade Centre, Gillingham, Dorset 2014 Group exhibition at Slade Centre, Gillingham, Dorset 2008 Essex Open at Beecroft Gallery, Southend on Sea 2007 Essex Open at Beecroft Gallery, Southend on Sea 2006 Essex Open at Beecroft Gallery, Southend on Sea