I am an artist based in Sheffield and divide my time between painting and community development work overseas. I draw inspiration from a variety of places where I spend time – colour and vibrancy from Africa and the Middle East. Diffused light effects and seasonal mood from Derbyshire, Yorkshire and Scotland. I work in a variety of media but currently favour water colour, oil and print making. Many of my paintings are semi-abstract but are based on places I know well or where there I have a strong emotional connection. I work from a small Sheffield studio – visitors always welcome.