I am a watercolour artist living in Durham City, County Durham. I paint with my friend and colleague, Jenny Ulyatt, at our shared studio in Durham city centre. I am a fairly new artist and began experimenting with watercolour painting about three years ago when I developed chronic asthma. I found that the focus created by painting was both healing and relaxing. Having spent a significant period of time in poor health I now see a great deal of beauty in simple, every-day things and am inspired constantly by the life around me.
I am fascinated by the clarity, colours, fluidity and unexpected patterns that are so integral to watercolour painting. I keep things loose and fresh to allow the watercolour paints to express themselves and create the painting for me. I hope that my art brings as much joy to others as it has done to me.
I love painting with my children and with groups of friends. I deliver watercolour workshops to adults and I teach watercolour painting to school children across the North of England. I do demonstrations and take commissions, I also produce cards and prints from my images.
October 9, 2017
Watercolour, Q - T