Welcome to my website, where you can visit my online shop, book painting workshops, or learn about my latest creative projects and fundraising.
At the age of 47 on September 12th 2018 I got the diagnosis of Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease (PD). In the UK, there are less than 48 per 100,000 women under 50-years-old living with the condition (data: Parkinson’s UK).
I’m determined to keep going, and enjoy my creative practice and continue my work to raise awareness of the condition and what it means to those that have it.
This is my online space to record, explore and share my experiences.
Please support me by commenting and sharing anything you like.
Thank you x
Browse my current selection of artwork for sale
PROJECTS / FUNDRAISING
Read about all the fundraising projects I’ve undertaken
WORKSHOPS / CLASSES
Book an art class at a workshop or a a one on one session
Watch and Listen
Here’s a video from a presentation I gave at a mental health awareness event in September 2021, and the video journal for “The Artful Parkies”, the art tour I did with Chris Stanley around Yorkshire in a camper van, connecting, creating and changing perceptions.
I think they sum up me and my approach to PD better than written words can.
And my latest interview on BBC Radio Nottingham:
Latest posts from my Art Road Trip
- Month 11. Barlow, Derbyshire. 15th – 21st January 2023Welcome to my blog recording my eleventh month of painting as part of my one-year project of twelve art road trips. This month was a tough one as Dad was in palliative care.
- Month 10. Home / Beeston / Family – DecemberWelcome to my blog recording my tenth month of painting as part of my one-year project of twelve art road trips.
- Month 9. Hope / Castleton, Derbyshire. 7th – 13th NovemberThis month has been one of acceptance and ambition. The week before this trip I took the plunge and decided to upgrade my van. I’m now the proud owner of a bigger motorhome that has a fixed bed and bathroom. The van is called Ethel: