I drew all the time as a child – our family travelled a lot, and I spent much of my time waiting in stations, airports and cafes around the world. Drawing kept me sane. Working as a professional genealogist (helpfulgenealogy.co.uk), I returned to drawing as a way to relax when I had too many names and dates swimming around up there. It’s a left brain right brain thing.
I generally work in pen. I like concise lines and like to record what I see, not what I want to see. It’s there, and my fingers start itching to record it. I think that’s the historian in me. I then use watercolour to add colour and vibrancy to my lines.
My work around Cambridge is frequently featured in the press, and was chosen for the well-received Cambridge Art Book. My greetings cards are available from most good independent shops in the Cambridge area. I have had many commissions from Cambridge colleges and institutions, independent shops and restaurants, as well as from individuals. My work is also on permanent display in four Cambridgeshire restaurants and a number of galleries. I am a member of Cambridge Open Studios and Urban Sketchers.