A teacher of fine art for over 30 years, I am now a full time painter, working from my studio in Stockport. Inspired by my many travels, I initially work from direct observation, developing ideas, often into a series of work. Colour, light, pattern and rhythms are my trademark.
The Japanese aesthetic is a set of ancient ideals that include wabi (transient and stark beauty), sabi (the beauty of natural patina and aging), and yūgen (profound grace and subtlety). These ideals, and others, underpin much of Japanese cultural and aesthetic norms on what is considered tasteful or beautiful. I tried to incorporate an understanding of these ideals in my work inspired by the delicate ceramics and beautiful kimono fabrics.