My very first landscapes were inspired by the rolling hills and thatched cottages of Dorset in England, where I was born and raised.
I am self taught and started my artistic journey by painting delicate and detailed thatches in oil. Today, I still enjoy capturing
the multitude hues of brilliant greens England is known for, as well as the beautiful peaceful rows of thatch cottages adorned
with brilliant blooms in peaceful villages.
Since moving to Canada, the Okanagan caught my attention with it’s unique light, orchards and vineyards, and I found myself
compelled to capture this unique region in my favoured medium – pastel. I discovered also, that when used on velour paper
it never failed to bring out the beauty and mystique of the Rockies, and the brilliant light shimmering off the lakes scattered
throughout the Okanagan region.
Please feel free to browse through my growing collection of local and faraway landscapes by clicking on one of the paintings below.
Morraine Lake, Alberta Okanagan in Winter, British Columbia
Goose Lake, Vernon, British Columbia Kalamalka Lake, Vernon, British Columbia
Lake Louise, Alberta Naramata, British Columbia