I am an artist living in the Tyne Valley. I have always loved to paint, draw and be creative. For almost 20 years I taught in Primary schools and one of the highlights was teaching children how to be artists. Now I have decided to follow this career path more fully, taking inspiration from the world around me. Northumberland, Cumbria and Dumfries and Galloway feature a lot in my work. The River Tyne is my favourite haunt and I love to see how the landscape, flora and fauna change with the seasons. I paint with watercolours mostly, although I also use gouache, acrylic, oil and watercolour pigment powder.