I studied Graphic Design and Illustration at The Cambridge Art school before
working in a design studio for several years in Cambridge.
After concentrating more on illustration I developed my watercolour painting
techniques and started exhibiting in and around Cambridge from the late 1980’s.
Previous Exhibitions and Presentations
The Central Library, Cambridge
The Arts Theatre, Cambridge
Babylon Gallery, Ely
Old School Gallery, Whittlesford
Lloyds Bank, Sydney Street, Cambridge
Grantchester Gallery Exhibition
The Foxton Exhibition
Cottenham Village College,
Impington Village College
Abbots Ripton Garden Show
Wimpole Hall, (National Trust)
Royston Art Society
Old School studio, Whittlesford
The Butterfly Studio, Essex
After teaching watercolour in Community Education at Comberton village College
I took an adult teaching qualification which has allowed me to teach watercolour
painting at various venues around Cambridgeshire.
I also run silk painting day workshops and give demonstrations to art
societies and groups. The silk painting developed after I went on a course 20
My early work is very detailed and illustrative.
Over time I have loosened my style a little in watercolour although the composition
is still purposive and designed. The wildlife paintings I have viewed from a design
perspective, observing how animals in a collective create interesting shapes.
In their singularity the colour and texture are self evident.
However silk painting is a free flowing medium and lends itself to colour vibrancy
and dramatic effects. Unlike other mediums silk is not a forgiving material for
mistakes. Creating detail on silk can be accomplished but it is more rewarding
to let the silk paint be indiscriminate.
I spent my early years after art school working in a Graphic design Studio.
I gradually developed more illustration into my work and created many posters
for Haslingfield Little Theatre. I was delighted to win an award for best poster
from NODA for best poster in East Anglia for ‘Lend me a Tenor’ in 2016.