About Me and my journey

I started painting full-time when I moved to Devon and joined a fabulous group of artists who gave me the confidence to paint what I felt, not just what I see! This revelation changed my life and so I set up Instow Art Studios and have now moved into the studio attached to the new Bideford Gallery "Art Upstairs", located on the Quay overlooking the River Torridge in the beautiful North Devon countryside.

My work is always about colour and how it makes us feel, I love to incorporate texture and use mixed media to express the moment. I use premium paints and canvases to ensure archival quality artwork to love always.

Inspiration is literally around every corner with dramatic seascapes and beautiful countryside which is why my art is a joyful expression of the emotional connection I feel to my ever changing surroundings. When I want to be inspired from further afield, I also have a wealth of photographs and memories to call on from my extensive worldwide travels, from stormy seas at the Cape of Good Hope to the dusky pinks of Jaipur.

I regularly exhibit at the Burton Gallery in Bideford, and this year have exhibited at the Appledore Book Festival Exhibition and sold at the RNLI Art Exhibition and of course "Art Upstairs" Gallery in Bideford.

If you have any questions about my work, or if you would like to check the availability of an item, please click here:  Contact Me to get in touch. I personally answer every email.


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