About my work
Since exhibiting on the Nidd Art Trail last year I have continued to paint outdoors locally, as much as I could given the COVID restrictions. This has included regular painting trips in the valleys of the Nidd, Skell and Ure. I have painted more landscapes and less woodland scenes this year; probably because I am craving wider landscapes after being stuck at home for so long! I hope you like my latest work; they are all framed and available for sale.
I live in the village of Winksley, which is on the eastern edge of the Nidderdale AONB, just across the fields from Fountains Abbey. I am an Electrical Engineer (that’s my day job) and
have been walking, climbing and cycling in the countryside around Nidderdale since moving to the area 30 years ago. I love the beauty of our landscapes and the ever changing light of our seasons and I have always been inspired to capture that; initially in photographs and then in watercolour.
My watercolour journey started during a career break 17 years ago but a busy life didn’t leave enough time to develop skills and find confidence. Then, last year, I started working part-time and that has provided the opportunity I needed to really get down to some serious painting!