I am interested in shape, colour, tone and texture and although I draw constantly and take photographs, these images are for reference, and the drawing is compulsive. It is the bringing together of the parts into a satisfactory whole that interests me. Memories of places visited, people met and conversations held will often spark an idea. Sometimes I will pursue a particular shape because it allows me the freedom to explore the endless possibilities of different colour combinations, the balancing of large and small areas and the introduction of texture. My interest in mixed media started about 4 years ago when studying the surface of rocks on the Cornish coastline.
I live on the edge of Salisbury Plain and have the good fortune to have constant reminders of ancient civilisations, the barrows, strip lynchets and settlements, with their evidence of earlier life.