• - pansies - (acrylics on canvas 70 x 50 cm)

    pansies (acrylics on canvas 70 x 50cm)
  • - autumn joy - (acrylics on canvas 50 x 50cm)

    autumn joy (acrylics on canvas 50 x 50cm
  • - pomegranate nest - (acrylics on canvas 40 x 40 cm)

    pomegranate nest (acrylics on canvas 40 x 40cm)
  • - hint of spring - (acrylics on canvas 70 x 50cm)

    hint of spring (acrylics on canvas 70 x 50cm)
  • - nest - (acrylics on canvas 40 x 40cm)

    nest (acrylics on canvas 40 x 40cm)
  • - little garden - (acrylics on canvas 40 x 40cm)

    little garden (acrylics on canvas 40 x 40cm)
  • - dashing - (acrylics on canvas 70 x 50cm)

    dashing (acrylics on canvas 70 x 50cm)
  • - promise - (acrylics on canvas 70 x 50cm)

  • - haze breaks - (acrylics on canvas 40 x 40cm)

    haze breaks (acrylics on canvas 40 x 40cm)
  • - full moon - (acrylics on canvas 40 x 40cm)

    full moon (acrylics on canvas 40 x 40cm)

I love bold colours and textures – to use them in an expressive, cheerful and decorative way.

My inspiration comes from the Norfolk countryside and coast and the changing hues of nature and the seasons. The best ideas pop up when walking with the dogs. My bright studio is high in our attic, overlooking endless undulating fields. When wind gives way to sunshine, I paint in the summerhouse, doors and windows wide open, the dogs dosing in their baskets next to me.

My acrylic still lifes aim for a serene effect and a dreamlike mood. The more lively paintings of “wild birds” concentrate on fantasy wing creatures and plants derived from nature but freely transformed. On the more experimental side are the encaustic collages which combine the antique wax technique with layers of painted paper and fabric.