I am a painter who writes stories and poems in between pictures. Painting began as a hobby, transmogrified into a therapy and finally emerged as an obssession. I am a self taught 'Outsider Artist' and an instinctive painter and colourist. I paint my dreams and whatever comes into my imagination. I also enjoy painting portraits. The whole of one's life is to be found in the face. The eyes and the mouth tell all. I have a passionate interest in art history and have been influenced by the Renaissance, Caravaggio, the much maligned Impressionists, the Fauvists (especially Matisse) and the Pre-Raphaelites ( to name but a few!!!). My paintings are hanging in private collections in America, Australia, France, Spain, Amsterdam, Turkey, Tunisia, Kuwait and the UK. Colour is the only language I understand!
I live in the Welsh mountains in two little cottages ( circa 1855 ) knocked through and clinging precariously to a damp hillside with my husband, a poet and writer. It rains a lot in Wales but this makes for a soft, green landscape and a wonderful place to be.