Based in the heart of the Peak District, I take my inspiration from the stunning countryside around me and beyond. I work mainly in acrylics, choosing bright, vibrant colours to represent the atmospheric and dramatic countryside in which I live and visit.
I am currently a 'mature' student studying for a degree in Creative Art & Design with the University of Derby at the Leek School of Art, and my paintings are helping to fund my studies.
Working from my vintage caravan in the heart of the Peak District National Park, I can experience the varied changing of the seasons which helps me to experiment with my art without all the interruptions of today's modern life.
During research for my art degree, I came across a collection of Railway posters dating back to the 1930s. This led me to create my current series of paintings. Selecting iconic views of the local landscape that many know and love, and the Scottish Highlands which I visit frequently. I then recreate the scene, reflecting back nostalgically to days of less technology, when life was lived at a slower pace. I simplify the landscape, allowing the true beauty of the land to shine.
My philosophy on life is to always look on the bright side of life. My work as a result reflects this in the bright, exuberant colours I use.