I love the wide sea and landscapes of Dorset where I live; natural open spaces with the imprint of human effort and change over time; the transient movement of light and cloud shadows gliding over.
I am excited by my current work, which is both atmospheric and expressive, the culmination of many years of self-learning and development of style. Each work is unique and to succeed I feel, should work on several levels so that its appeal will be lasting, long retaining new discoveries and a sense of mystery.
Inspired by emotional reaction to a place, I spend time mark making, feeling the atmosphere, looking for rhythms in nature, elegant lines.
When painting I aim for expressive freshness and luminosity in colour and a sense of movement through space and time.
Among many others, major influencers include Piero Della Francesca, Turner, Diebenkorm and the emphasis on elegance and simplicity in Japanese art.
Since completing a foundation course at The Slade, I have exhibited at the Mall galleries with the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, and widely throughout the UK.