I have been working as a freelance Artist since 1990. I studied in Coventry and Birmingham and have been based in Northern Ireland for over 20 years.
I co-ordinate and facilitate arts projects within healthcare and/or community settings, working across a range of visual arts media and in collaboration with others. I have a particular interest in the field of mental health and believe strongly that participation in the arts can alleviate stress and improve mood.
My own painting began in portraiture with some illustration and has steered a path through the more imaginative often inspired by a prayer, thought or song and has recently included a move back into portraiture. I enjoy colour and the sense of connecting quietly with something deeper as I paint.