I am an artist and 2nd year undergraduate studying for my BA (Hons) Painting with the Open College of the Arts, part of the University for the Creative Arts.
I create imagined landscapes from plein air sketches using oil paint for its vibrant colours and sensuous texture.
I spent many years in Yorkshire living by the river Wharfe and hiking in the local mountains. The river was full of movement and colour: a kingfisher lands on a nearby twig, mayflies swarm and a dappled trout ripples the water. But as I grow older I spend much more time looking at mountains than climbing up them and my paintings reflect that new meditative stillness.
My paintings are a contemplation of nature and a plea to protect it so that our children, and their children's children can live in a world that's teeming with life and full of beauty.
Stubble and a Tree, oil on canvas, 60 x 60 x 2 cm, 2020