I have always had an interest in colour and texture. I achieved an OCN Final Certificate at Northbrook College and was recommended to progress to BA (Hons) in Fine Art. In my work I demonstrate the forces which exist all around us in nature and in particular the sea. My work explores the various aspects of the behaviour of water from the gentle ripples of a mill pond to the violence of a raging storm and the images mimic the sensuality of human nature in all its aspects. This ranges from smooth loving caresses of water, through the passionate embrace of a storm, to the violent rape of a coastline by a tsunami. The sublime in nature as demonstrated by waves and turbulent water enables me to express the energy which I lack and at the same time to experiment with colour and texture which was a large part of my earlier active life as a hairstylist. In order to achieve different effects I have experimented with a variety of media; oil, acrylic, watercolour and ink on paper, card, board and canvas with brushes and knives. I have been influenced by J M W Turner, John Singer Sargent, Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky, Caspar David Friedrich and contemporary artists such as Maggie Hambling, David Tress, Simon Royer and Bill Jacklin.