Born and living on the beautiful Lancashire Coast, I find much of the inspiration for my paintings here. I love the freedom of expression that naive work allows and the sheer fun of depicting the characters in the story of each canvas. A keen gardener, I have painted Floral work for many years and find the beauty of Nature itself a constant inspiration. I do work in oils and watercolour but mainly acrylics because I love the range of textures and interesting effects you can achieve with them. I am constantly learning new techniques and experimenting with exciting use of different media and styles of painting and am very much inspiration led. If I see something that inspires, a scene, a flower or play of light or colour, I have this need to paint it."