I have always loved art, especially drawing & painting. Through a combination of formal study and self-learning I am developing skills with different media and techniques. My style has gradually become less realistic and more expressive but also varies according to how I want to portray the image. I paint landscapes and portraits, working mainly in acrylics on canvas which I love for their vibrant, strong colours but also use watercolour, pastels, pen & wash and am experimenting with oils. I am inspired by nature – woodland, skies and the beautiful coastline around the Wirral. I like to experiment with colour and light and try to create work that is uplifting and inspiring.