I have lived in Devon, Liverpool, Oxfordshire, Scotland and London, as well as periods abroad in Scandinavia, Spain and India.
At the end of 2015 I moved to West Cornwall, and began to paint in a studio at the beautiful Trewidden Gardens near Penzance.
My work is inspired by travels and landscapes in wild and wonderful places. The plant kingdom holds immense fascination for me, and my work is about my relationship to the natural world, not as a representation but as a kind of absorbing experience, which I hope will resonate with the viewer. Memory plays a big part in the way I approach painting. Glimpses of light, of forms, shadows and shapes stay in my mind to be recalled, sometimes years later. I may not know quite where they come from, but the emotional resonance is still there.
I spent most of my childhood summers roaming around Spain with my parents, in a seemingly endless road trip across vast, ochre plains punctuated by gardens of unimaginable beauty and tranquility. My current work is a response to the memories of those places and that time.