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 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.
You’ll also find a recent Notts TV interview about winning the World Parkinson’s Coalition song contest, and then the official video of the performance in Barcelona, July 2023.
I think they sum up me and my approach to PD better than written words can.
World Parkinson Coalition Choir: The Road
Parky Players: Notts TV Interview:
“Parkinson’s, Painting and Positivity”:
Artful Parkies On Tour:
Featured Artist – Janet Shipton on The Beestonian:
- Month 12. Heacham, Norfolk. 8th – 14th February 2023Welcome to my blog recording my twelfth and final month of painting as part of my one-year project of twelve art road trips.
- 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.