My pieces are painted in acrylic on canvas. I have a textile background so occasionally stitch or collage will find it's way into my work. My inspiration comes from many common-place themes: Ceramics, houses, boats, birds, fish, the countryside where I live, and the coast. My compositions may show only loose reference to realism or actual places. The pictures I paint are more about the shapes, colours and textures of the themes I study. Through these I hope to convey a sense of tranquility via an ordinary scene - to show the essence and beauty of a subject as it appears to me.