I was born in 1961 and brought up in Weobley, Herefordshire. I painted and drew from an early age, often inspired by the beautiful north Herefordshire landscape. My first career took me away from art, but the urge to paint did not leave me. In 2011 I changed career and returned to painting full time. Although I am now living and working in Greater Manchester my inspiration remains largely that of nature or the natural form. I love colour and texture and I paint mainly in oils often using palette knives to create texture.