I am an artist and illustrator based in South Manchester. I'm inspired by my surroundings, be it my beloved city of Manchester, other wonderful places I love to visit, or simply my garden and surrounding countryside and the wildlife within it. I create lively and contemporary artwork using collage and mixed media, often visiting charity shops to search out old books, maps and dressmakers patterns to use within my work.
I have always held a passion for Art Practice although my previous career has been within the Horticultural industry and plant science research. I previously gained qualifications for Horticulture, Applied Biology (Plant Sciences). Since 1998 I have increased my education in art as a change in direction. My specific interests are three dimensional work with kinetic elements, painting, printing, sound art and video. My work aims to show my fascination with living organisms, a constant cycle of new life and degeneration. I consider organic function to be similar to that of a machine and the cycle of time.
The picture of each painting comes from within i.e. my heart and soul which are my best guides. The manner of painting is abstract; a collection of colors, shaped by the lines which consequently creates a unique image. Each person perceives my painting differently. You see my painting and the image in my painting depending on your current perception.