Having studied ceramics at college, I worked in education for several years and am a fully trained and experienced teacher.
In recent years I have been developing my art practice. I regularly give presentations/demonstrations to art groups, often focussing on ‘the versatility of acrylic paint’. Currently I have paintings, prints and cards for sale in ‘Just Makers’ in Ripley North Yorkshire.

My log cabin studio is situated on farmland on the edge of Nidderdale, surrounded by a small flock of very tame pedigree Ryeland sheep. This is a great studio space for small group tuition workshops.

Visits by prior arrangement are welcomed.

Much inspiration comes from the glorious surrounding countryside as I work with a range of media, and particularly enjoy opportunities to work outside whenever the weather is fine.

Previous exhibitions include:
Tennants Garden Rooms YVA Winter Exhibition Nov/Dec 2023
‘Art for Youth North’ October 2023
The Nidd Art Trail August 2022, Aug 2023
‘Just Makers, Ripley’ March - May 2033
Gallery49 Bridlington 'Once Upon a Wall' April - August 2021
Gallery 49 Bridlington 'Boynton and Beyond' March 2020
Zillah Bell Summer exhibition August 2019
Sleningford Stable Gallery June 2019
Thirsk Rural Arts with YVA Summer 2018
Ripon Cathedral 'Fields of Mud, Seeds of Hope' WW1 Oct/Nov 2018
Tennants Garden Rooms 'Not Just for Christmas' with YVA Nov 2018
Tennants Garden Rooms 'Living North Winter Wonderland' Nov 2017
York Medical Society Rooms 'York Against Cancer' with YVA Exhibition August 2016
Nunnington Hall Christmas Exhibition December 2016
Scampston Hall with YVA June 2015
Tennants YVA exhibition with YVA Dec 2015
The Old Deanery Ripon with YVA April 2014
The Old Deanery Ripon with YVA Spring 2013

It was great fun welcoming the BBC television crew into my studio for an episode of series 4 ‘The Farmers Country Showdown’. In 2018 I featured on Forces TV and Look North when providing the artwork for Dan Metcalfe’s highly acclaimed WW1 ‘Fields of Mud, Seeds of Hope’ installation in Ripon Cathedral, and my designs for the steel figures remain in locations around Ripon.

I have taken several commissions and sold work to clients in USA, Canada and New Zealand.

As an illustrator, I continue to produce greetings cards, including those entitled 'Some rabbits....' that are based on rabbits in various ironic and humorous situations, and which are for sale in Ripon at Forbes Gifts and interiors and Gallery49 Bridlington.