Formerly a busy solicitor in Hampshire, in 1998 Angela returned to her Yorkshire roots to pursue her life long interest in painting. In addition to being influenced by her local environment, having lived in London, Gibraltar and on the Devon and Hampshire coasts, her work is frequently informed by her long association with the maritime and docklands landscape.
Angela’s abstract and semi-abstract works evolve from direct observations, lasting memories and the act of painting itself, often undergoing several transitions with the history of the painting hinted at just beneath the surface. She enjoys the process of creating compositions from ideas that provide a starting point but not a pre-conceived vision of the end result. Working in oil she lets the painting lead the way whereby its creation, through the different stages of additive and reductive processes, becomes a journey of discovery.
Whatever memories and concepts may have been the underlying source of her abstract paintings, Angela believes that the finished image is its own entity, open to varied interpretations depending upon how it interacts with the individual viewer.