About the Artist

I am a freelance artist who sells original landscape and seascape paintings. I have a background in nursing and a love for art! After graduating as a mature student in 2004 with a BA (Hons) in Creative Expressive Therapies, I became a self-employed freelance artist. 

Please contact me for further information if you see a painting that is of interest. 

My creative process starts by sketching my chosen subject in Watercolour/Mixed media technique en plein air. This enables me to capture the beautiful Peak District National Park landscape where I live, or the ever-changing vistas of the sea/coast around our wonderful coastline whenever I am on holiday.
At home in the studio I work from sketchbooks, which enables me to process & capture my emotional response to that given time. I mainly work in Oils/Watercolour/Mixed media with pallet knife, brush/hand onto canvas, board or paper.
The spontaneity of working from my sketchbooks make it an expressive and joyful painting technique that hopefully resonates and involves you the viewer.

Exhibited Work

Opus Gallery, Ashbourne
St Johns St Gallery, Ashbourne
Derby Cathedral Centre
Derby City Open, Derby Museum & Art Gallery
Buxton Museum & Art Gallery, Open Arts event
Derbyshire Open Arts
Solo Exhibitions, Carsington Water
Private Collections

Past Experiences

Various Art workshops in Derbyshire & Staffordshire community settings include:
Health centres
Primary Schools
Holiday clubs
Buxton Opera House, Arts centre
Local Community projects
Day centres for the elderly, Bakewell & Bradbourne
Drop in centres, Biddulph & Cheadle
‘Borderland Voices’ Staffordshire Moorlands

Ruby sketching at Gwithian, Cornwall

Click here to see the finished painting.

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