I began making my art twenty years ago. A visit to a painting exhibition had inspired me.
I wanted to see what I could do myself but it was many years since my brief encounter with art school.
A long journey lay ahead so I taught myself daily to find what I wanted to say in my work.
Initially my paintings were based on reality, making landscapes and coastal studies. At first it was watercolour, then acrylic and finally oil paint.
Gradually I changed my style to become more abstract. Bold and expressive paintings emerged and I got excited by the spontaneity and freedom that abstraction offered when making my marks.
'Every turn of the tide'. 20 x 16 inches