I have been painting watercolours for over 20 years and was elected a Member of the British Watercolour Society in 2003. I enjoy painting architecture in watercolours, building up transparent layers and creating texture in the stone and brickwork.
I also now paint landscapes and woodland scenes using soft pastels. I love the vibrancy of the colours and the textures that can be created using this medium. During my walks on the moors and fells in the Dales and the Lake District I use my sketchbook and camera to capture the effects created by the light in the landscape. I love the shafts of light on the landscape when the sun suddenly appears from behind a cloud and spotlights of light appear on the fells and amongst the trees in the woods.
I exhibit in joint exhibitions locally.
Drawing, Pastel, Pen And Ink, Pen And Wash, Pencil/Charcoal, Watercolour
Flowers or Gardens, Landscape or Woodland Scene, Townscape or Streetscene
1995 - Highly Commended - Won St Cuthbert Mill Award (BSP Exhibition Ilkley) and elected a Companion of the International Guild of Artists (CIGA)
2001 - Elected Associate of the British Watercolour Society (ABWS)
2003 - Elected Member of the British