I live in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, and love to paint in my spare time. I loved sketching as a child but did not start painting until around 2008 when I joined a local botanical painting group. It was there that I learned basics such as composition and tone and where I was inspired to continue creating artwork. I started with painting flowers but now I paint what interests me using my own photographic reference from trips out and about around Yorkshire. My artwork is expressive and colourful, I am very hands on, often applying or spreading paint with my fingers and I love the sticking and gluing of different materials in my mixed media work. I am a member of 2 local art clubs and I exhibit and sell my paintings at their art exhibitions and also at other open local art exhibitions.