Sheffield-based landscape artist whose works have been exhibited around the Uk and internationally.
Her work is not just representations of landscapes but of particular landscapes, specifically those of the Peak District and Pembrokeshire. Her work does not always depict a particular scene but draws on both memory and imagination and the close contact she feels with the British landscape through years of walking through the countryside and beside the sea.
The British landscape: hills, mountains, cliffs, seashores, ridges and gullies motivate and inform my work. . In particular, I am drawn to heightened light effects. I aim to capture movement, intense light and atmosphere – particularly glowing horizons, wild skies, receding hills and textured foregrounds. My intention is to create an emotional response to landscape and successfully negotiate the delicate balance between representation and abstraction. My paintings are not always depictions of a particular scene, although I do refer to the sketches I make as I walk the landscape. My work draws on both memory and imagination and the close contact I feel with the British landscape through years of walking through the countryside.'