After many years of developing artwork as part of my teaching career, I am now producing my own work. I am a mixed media artist, originally from Liverpool now living and working in Burscough Lancashire. I love to give new life to unwanted materials and use reclaimed music manuscripts, discarded books and maps in my work. I use drawing, collage, print, acrylic, watercolour, pencil and pen in my mixed media pieces and I also enjoy "just" pencil.
Music is important to me and as well as using the manuscripts, I make pieces illustrating favourite and memorable songs. Sometimes I can "see" the colours in the songs and include them in my work. The paper butterflies I make are inspired by my creative process, as my mind flits about from one idea and style to another.
Recently, I have been focussing on portraiture and local landscapes using photography as a source material.
I run drawing and mixed media workshops online and in-person. Most recently with the Ainsdale Discovery Centre as part of the Back from the Brink, Gems in the Dunes project.
My work is available through the Lancashire Makers' shops in Ormskirk and Churchtown and Southport Contemporary Arts (SCA). I have exhibited my work in local exhibitions at the SCA and The Atkinson in Southport. Commissions welcome.