'I am inspired by my surroundings and try to put across a feeling of a subject rather than a direct representation.
The Hydrangea series of pieces was inspired by a walk through the Abbey Gardens, Bury St Edmunds, the hydrangea was fading and in their passing, they had such elegance with their delicate muted tones.
The Coral Sea, despite its title implying foreign climes, is informed by my wandering around the Norfolk coast, the brooding seas of Happisburgh and Covehithe, cloaked above by sea fret.
Gemini is just about me, the two faces of a Gemini character, this range is achingly bright with transparent reds and yellows when placed in a sunny window and then, when placed away from direct light the pieces become opaque with deep turquoise over burnt umber. My work is a celebration of place, it is my tribute to East Anglia, my chosen home county'