I've been a regular exhibitor at Open Studios for a number of years, and have also exhibited at the Loft Theatre, The Well Centre, University Hospital of Coventry & Warwickshire, St. Clare's in Coventry, and various other Midlands based venues. Some of my work can currently be seen as part of Studio 14 exhibition at Temperance in Leamington Spa.
I am a passionate artist and photographer based in Leamington Spa, with a love of landscape and in particular water, skies and trees. One of my favourite places is the wild coast around St.Ives, Cornwall, and many of my expressive paintings are inspired by the ever changing weather and light I experience there. I am often out in all weathers, trying to sketch or take photos, or even painting on the beach in a gale! I paint mainly in acrylic and mixed media and my images are moving towards the more abstract. This is the first year I'm also exhibiting some of my photographs at the Summer Open Studios, even though I've been a keen photographer for many years, and some of these are from a recent photographic trip to Iceland. For my day job I am an Arts Psychotherapist, so I engage with creativity as part of the process of helping people work through difficult issues. It never ceases to amaze me how powerful the arts are to bring healing and fresh insight.