Inspired to pick up a brush 30 years ago, my interest and skills have taken me from attending that first class in Ireland through training in Florence and eventually into a full-time career.

Regularly exhibiting my paintings are an important part of my work as is undertaking commissions.  Catching those fleeting moments and trying to present reality as closely as possible is always a challenge.  While working I’m continually asking myself ‘Can I paint warm skin?, what colour is the light behind the eyes?

Professional Development studies have broadened my experience as a teacher, coach, and mentor. Today I want to inspire and motivate other people to unlock their creative ideas and talent.

Follow me on the journey and perhaps you will pick up some brushes and paint. My popular oil and watercolour classes fill up quickly, therefore, I am designing some short sharp articles to reach those who can’t attend a workshop. Some of my students’ work can be found under the classes and workshop section and I think you’ll agree that the work is outstanding.