I enjoy painting buildings mainly in watercolour, especially the Dales, the Lake District and West Yorkshire. I particularly enjoy building up transparent layers and creating texture in the stone and brickwork. I love walking on the moors and fells sketching and taking photos so that I can recreate the effects created by the light in the landscape.
I have completed several commissions including (in 2000 / 2002) 3 large paintings for Halifax plc of their head office buildings in Leeds, Halifax and Edinburgh. My latest commission was a painting of Leeds Parish Church for a retiring church official. I particularly enjoy painting "house portraits".
I exhibit in joint exhibitions locally.
November 2011 - St Gemma's Hospice Art Show - Leeds Grammar School
11 February 2012 - 26 February 2012 - Art in the Barn, Oakwell Hall, Birstall, West Yorkshire
17 & 18 August 2012 - Ilkley Art Show, Winter Gardens, Ilkley (10.00 - 4.00)
Thurs 25 October - Sunday 28 October 2012 at The Grammar School Leeds (St Gemma's Hospice Art Exhibition)
9 February 2013 - 23 February 2013 - Art in the Barn, Oakwell Hall, Birstall, West Yorkshire (11 am - 4.00 pm)
1995 - Highly Commended - Won St Cuthbert Mill Award (BSP Exhibition Ilkley) and elected a Companion of the International Guild of Artists (CIGA)
2001 - Elected Associate of the British Watercolour Society (ABWS)
2003 - Elected Member of the British Watercolour Society (BWS)
Drawing, Pen & Ink, Pen And Wash, Pencil/Charcoal, Watercolour, Watercolour Pencil
Buildings, Flowers And Gardens, Landscape, Townscapes, Trees and Foliage, Wild Flowers