My textile design background is always present in the way that I paint, and interpret what is around me. I see patterns in everything; the hills adorned with houses and washing lines, rows of flower pots and stripes of brightly painted drain pipes. Lines of gold thread trace lines through the landscape, and gold leaf changes the surface of my pictures with the changing light of day. I want to paint beautiful pictures of the places that I love. There are never people in my pictures but they’re full of life and warmth.
Hebden Bridge is home and part of who I am and what I do. I love the warmth, the colour and the community of where I live. It inspires much of my work and the longer I am here, the more I learn about the town, and so my work develops.
I live in Hebden Bridge with my husband and my three small children. I can see trees from my studio window at the front of the house. There are the remains of a vast mill chimney in my garden. It is full of nesting birds.
All pictures will be in a white mount and finished in an urban gold frame,