I have worked as an artist for forty years in various media but now mostly in oil painting and ceramics. I trained at the Norwich School of Art and Bristol University. I am fascinated by the beauty and unexpectedness of the ordinary and use found objects deliberately for that reason in installations and in printmaking. This love has been enhanced by a move from prints to ceramics in 2012. In my ceramic work I owe a huge debt to Jo Arnold who has been a great mentor and with whom I exhibit at 'Open Studios' etc. I am also inspired by the work of John Higgins and James Oughtibridge. I have moved over the past four years into working closely to inspiration found by the beaches and sea close by. I like to encourage interaction with my art and with the viewer so that from being a spectator it becomes possible to be part of the act of creation. I look for that moment when "˜Suddenly everybody bursts out singing." Because of this, I have always been involved in community arts projects and am still, usually with the Paston Heritage society.
I am a member of Anglian potters and 'Caperac', also with An-artists. I exhibited at Open studios for the last few years and previously at local galleries including the Grapevine in Norwich, The Garden Gallery in Cromer and The Red house gallery in Aylsham. I am showing work at the Anglian potters Spring exhibition at the Undercroft, Norwich from the 8th to the 23rd of April and at 'Cley '17 from the 6th July to the 6th August.
Hope you enjoy looking around and please feel free to contact me through the contact page.