I'm a mainly self taught artist, originally from north Cumbria but now living in Lincoln.
I have had a painting for over 20 years of a lighthouse painted on a nautical map and kept thinking "I could do that". When lockdown started in 2020 I decided it was the perfect time to see if I could "do that" After some pretty dreadful experiments I settled into painting scenes, buildings, landscapes of the area of the map. I paint directly onto vintage Ordnance Survey maps which are all at least 50 years old with some going back to the 1940s
I also paint traditional landscapes on canvas and on board but the vintage maps have definitely taken over as my main series.