Hi! Thanks for visiting my website. I am an author and artist, dabbling mostly in oils and acrylics. I also teach English and a range of short courses and run art/writing workshops in schools.

I draw and paint in my art studio in my 1920s house, usually listening to music and sometimes accompanied by my greyhound.  I’ve sold original paintings, prints and cards in the UK and abroad.

I have had six children’s books published and am currently working on a book for 9-12 year olds and a graphic novel (which I may finish before I hit 60!) You can find posts on writing, art and a number of other things on my BLOG page, and there’s more about my children’s books on my BOOKS page. There are links to order the books here too.

You can see some of my artwork on the MY ART tab. If you are interested in any of the artwork you see or would like to commission a piece of work, please contact me via the CONTACT tab.

If you’d like me to run a writing or art workshop, please contact me via the CONTACT tab.

To find out more about me, head for the ABOUT ME page. I can also occasionally be found lurking on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.


Recently completed piece of artwork – 26″x20″, oils on board, ‘Three Women’. Really enjoyed working on this!

Three Women finished

Thoroughly enjoyed my recent workshops at Derby Moor Academy, with year 9 students, looking at the relationship between art, music and words – we got to listen to songs, read lyrics and draw – what could be better?

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