I am a contemporary abstract painter/textile artist living in North West UK in the beautiful landscape of Cumbria. I am inspired by the countryside around me and by my life experiences and I use stitch, collage, resin, inks, oil bars and acrylic paints. I work with collage, stitch, charcoal, acrylics and oil bars and am interested in layers, colour, mark making and texture. I use maps, dress making patterns and networks within my paintings and I will often recognise elements within my paintings when they are finished. Some paintings take months to resolve and go through a roller coaster ride of various stages where they are disliked before something ‘clicks’ and they come out the other side.