Elected 2019


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I am a figure painter who takes frequent excursions into landscape. My figure paintings are usually of the nude and I also a paint portraits, when I can find a sitter. I have a passion for urban sketching and am currently developing that. I paint in an improvised, on the spot way, taking the image from realism to abstraction - and back again sometimes. I go out sketching at least once a week to locations in the Midlands and I keep a small sketch book for daily studies.

I retired from being a librarian with Leicestershire Libraries and was a mature student at De Montfort University (BA Fine Art). I kept a small studio in Ireland for several years and my work has found its way into several galleries there, and was included in an exhibition of Irish artists at Denver University in 2006.