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I had a nomadic childhood and attended 17 schools spread halfway across the world. In England we lived in an old rectory near Banbury, its contents added over the previous 200 years and little taken away. So with original art on the walls and without a television we developed other interests. Painting and drawing became important to me and I went to Art School.

A lifetime later, I am rooted in Eynsham and still in Oxfordshire. This village and its life have become my inspiration. I am known for my paintings of Morris dancers, who, as archetypes, are gods of a modern village. Recently I painted a series, using dancers to illustrate the 'Seven Deadly Sins'; much to their amusement. This series was featured in a Folk Festival at the Ashmolean, Oxford.

Now I am painting landscapes that explore new meanings for changing spaces. I also work under commission painting and drawing portraits especially wedding couples.


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