I grew up in the North East before moving to the South West, then Scotland and finally returning to Northumberland in 2012. A formal introduction to painting in watercolours soon grew to an exploration of acrylics and a chance to find abstract ways of expressing my love and fascination for the wild Northumberland coaastlines. Many of my paintings are taken from sketches and photographs I take when out and about. I am a keen gardener and will paint flowers from time to time. I have exhibited successfully in Scotland and Northern England.