Meet the Artist

I have been passionately involved in making Art my whole life and am constantly inspired by what I see around me. I aim to convey the beauty, excitement and energy of my favourite subjects – the natural world, especially horses, big cats, the sea and the world of dance.

Photo at MAFAS 1st Feb 2018

After gaining a Distinction in Graphic Design at Newcastle upon Tyne College of Art I worked in a commercial graphics studio, then continued Art as a portrait painter and freelance artist. My work has been exhibited over 40 times, often in solo exhibitions. I have a lifetime of satisfied customers for my commissioned portraits, pet portraits and paintings.

Between 2004 and 2018 I was painting, teaching Art and running an Art Group on the northern Costa Blanca. I was a judge in several Art competitions and worked as Programme Coordinator for The Arts Society, Marina Alta – our new local branch of the worldwide organisation The Arts Society. This involved researching and booking world -class experts to give illustrated presentations on decorative and fine art to us here in Spain.

Jan painting 1

Since March 2018 I have lived in Alnwick, Northumbria, a beautiful part of the UK. which we visited every three months anyway to see family. I am a member of two art groups here and exhibit with each twice a year.

The Art Group which I started in Spain ten years ago have just had their annual exhibition in Pego, Alicante Province. The Art Group is still going despite awaiting a return to our usual premises and is now run by Liz Canham, with the help of other members.