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We are all part of life's rich tapestry, from the butterfly to the mad march hare...

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Blue Butterfly

She rests upon the nettle; Then plants a gentle kiss; The nettle forms a buttercup, And turns the song to bliss.

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Italian Dream

Follow the path and join me beside the sea...

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About me and introducing my new book, available now! Escape to the paintbrush and pencil


Welcome to my new website –

Enjoying a career of almost 40 years in the healthcare profession and raising a large family who haven’t quite flown the nest I think it’s good to be able to switch off from the busy stuff in our life and enter into a creative world……yes there is time!

Being surrounded by the beautiful Peak District there’s always a scene to inspire the imagination, the stunning views and seasonal changes. So I thought I would reach out to others with my art to encourage you to ‘have a go’.

I’ve always loved the arts, wandering around galleries and exhibitions, feeling in awe of the many amazing artists from across the ages. The creative talent of today is truly great and even when it’s perhaps not to your own personal taste, it does make interesting conversation.

In our era there seems less time for creativity, for being individual and embracing uniqueness. Art allows that opportunity to be expressive, it can release feelings, stress, supporting reflection and calmness.


My new book is now in print and called ‘Escape to the paintbrush and pencil’ I’m sure you’ll love it and will be inspired, you’ll certainly find it bright and uplifting, the perfect gift for yourself or someone you care about. message me if you want a copy, it’s £7.99 + £1.83 P+P. As ever I’ll be donating 10% to mental health charities such as MIND. Thank you for your support.

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