About the Artist
Born in a small Cambridgeshire village, I was surrounded by open countryside and trees and immersed in nature at a formative age. My formal art training never went beyond A level and only came back to me dabbling with art towards early middle age compelled by using leftover paint left by my son during his school studies. Encouraged by a supportive husband and good friends to move beyond dabbling, I began to paint compositions from favourite photographs I had taken.
After losing both parents and all contact with my beloved childhood village, I felt compelled to paint it's countryside and historical houses as a form a therapy. Favourite places, especially those around the Brecks over the Suffolk border from me also became a focus, with special attention to the silver birches that flourished there. A silver birch stood in my childhood garden and their beauty, elegance and the way their bark caught the light continues to be a subject in my work I return to again and again.
My other interests are history, creative writing, visiting historical sites and photography.