Welcome back to Sale Arts Trail!
Did you exhibit last years SAT?
Yes I have exhibited at the last two SAT’s, loved the experience and met such lovely people.
What have you been up to since last years trail?
Working in my Garden through the seasons as always, as I find this relaxing and I can put my artistic touches in the garden using colour, shapes and textures etc. In my art studio I have been mark making, getting used to drawing and painting again as well as working on my photography work . My inspiration mainly comes from nature and the places I love to visit.
Are you working on anything unusual at the moment? Commissions? New work?
I have just finished working on my annual project at Woodhey’s Primary School working with yr 4s teaching the children photography – my ‘Learning to See Programme’.
(This year I have been studying the landscape in the Lake District as this is one of my favourite places to find inspiration. I am putting together a body of work Inspired at Tarn Hows) see next question.
Where is your studio?
My home and studio at Carnforth Drive. Venue O. This year Catherine Mahe glass designer and Nicky Martins ceramics will be exhibiting at my house.
What would be your superpower and why?
I was first inspired by Ansel Adams when I started my photography work whilst studying, admiring his simple and beautiful compostions in nature. As a young child I worked in more detail it was whilst at school and college I became more interested in the Impressionist’s and Abstract painters using paint more freely and seeing shapes and patterns.
When you aren’t working what do you do?
Besides working on my art I work at a well known retailers. When I can I love to play the piano, listen to classic FM and smooth FM, dancing and singing, reading a good book, gardening, our allotment and walking our dog Stanley at Dunham and Arley Hall.
Tell us something we don’t know
When my son was 5 years old and he is now 17 years, I decided to go back to college as a mature student and studied Art Foundation at South Trafford College and studied at Salford University, Visual Arts BA (hons) . When I was a student I was studying fine art painting and then photography became my main medium. I still like to draw and paint when I can . You can see this influence in my Photography sometimes and my work can look like a painting.