After many years of developing artwork as part of my teaching career, I am
now producing my own work. I am a mixed media artist, originally from
Liverpool now living and working in Burscough Lancashire.
I love to give new
life to unwanted materials and often use reclaimed music manuscripts,
discarded books and maps in my work. I use drawing, collage, print, acrylic,
watercolour, papier mache, pencil and pen in my mixed media pieces and I also
enjoy “just” pencil.
I have produced a lot of work during the lockdowns (much of it unfinished!).
Initially, inspired by the artist Tom Croft who instigated the fantastic Portraits
for NHS heroes (#portraitsfonhsheroes) I have made portraits of NHS workers,
family members and people in the media.
I have also made work relating to
the everyday objects we have at home and drawings and paintings of local
landscapes using photography as a source material. Music is important to me
and as well as using the manuscripts, I make pieces illustrating favourite and
memorable songs. Sometimes I can “see” the colours in the songs and include
them in my work.
I run drawing and mixed media workshops online and in-person. Most recently
with the Ainsdale Discovery Centre as part of the Back From the Brink, Gems in
the Dunes project.
I have exhibited my work in local exhibitions at SCA and The Atkinson in