A showcase of art from the saddleworth group of artists
Qualified to teach Art and Geography. Kesteven College, University of Nottingham.
Whilst teaching in Leeds I took advantage of evening classes at Leeds College of Art.
Obtained a degree in History of Art and Architecture at Victoria University Manchester and through this I developed a love of medieval and Early Northern Renaissance art. Perhaps this shows in my use of colour. I work mostly from drawings and memory.
As an ex-alpinist many of my paintings reflect my love and mountains, cliffs and flora of wild places.
Occasionally I veer towards the abstract.
Often I paint ‘en plein air’ particularly when I am in North West Scotland and the Outer Hebrides.
Recently I have referred to photographs when using my grandchildren as subjects.
I use different media, depending on the situation and subject and of course ideas vary.
I have painted with the Journees de Peintures international group in France.
Primarily I paint for pleasure.
Some of my work is in private hands.