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 my work became looser; bold and expressive paintings emerged and I got excited by the spontaneity and freedom that abstraction offered when making my marks.
Some pieces are quite sculptural.
'Every turn of the tide'. 20 x 16 inches