I am a contemporary artist living in Todmorden. I have lived in Todmorden, West Yorkshire for the past 34 years where I have my studio. I produce water based imaginative figurative paintings.
Using watercolours, inks, gouache and pencil, I produce theatrical paintings, inspired by nature, music, stories, folklore and myths. I like my paintings to be bold, colourful and uplifting.
I am intrigued by our place in the world and I wonder about the meaning of our lives here. In recent works I have used symbols such as trees to represent our lives on earth (as in ‘Little Faces’ and ‘Tree of Life – Royal Oak’) and boats to symbolise our journey through life (as in ‘The Gannel’). Other works such as the ‘People Who Look Like Their Pets’ series are deliberately humorous. BC Spring 2019