I graduated from Cheltenham with a BA (Hons)1st class in 1978. I studied Art education at Margaret St, Birmingham and gained a P.G.C.E. in 1979. I have taught in Sheffield schools for over 27 years. My art practice is a welcome balance to life in school. My own art is enlivened by my experience teaching, my teaching is informed by my experience as an artist. The local Peak District landscape offers wonderful opportunities to capture the scale and grandeur of nature. Other subjects that I return to include the vast open skies & seascapes of British and foreign coasts. More recently I have linked imagery in both photography and mixed media work with the words of John Milton’s “Paradise Lost”. The set of seven paintings ” New Horizons” has been exhibited at various venues in Sheffield. In 2013 I exhibited a set of images loosely linked to the poem by Robert Frost “A Road Not Taken” at Sheffield showcase.