I am a painter, concentrating on land and seascapes. I work in oils and acrylics mainly using a palette knife which helps to convey movement in a painting. I like to use strong, vibrant colours. I am often working ‘en plein air’ and this can be very challenging – especially when perched on top of a blustery Cornish cliff top – but also exciting in terms of the results.
Though self taught and late arriving at a place in life where I can focus creatively, I have made it my business to seek out opportunities to learn from more established artists. I would have loved to have gone to art school, but I came from a background where art was at best, for fun – not a proper job. My influences are in the main, contemporary artists such as Anthony Garratt (www.agarratt.com) an artist and tutor with the Newlyn School of Art; and seascape artists Janette Kerr (www.janettekerr.co.uk) and Louise Balaam (http://louisebalaam.co.uk). These are artists that continue to inspire me and I enjoy the passion each of them brings to their work, all very different but equally free in their application of paint. Its great to be in touch with such a vibrant art culture and I am loving it.
2014 – 2018 Warwickshire Open Studios – Annual Exhibitions
2017 – Slate Gallery Summer Exhibition Leamington Spa; Christmas Exhibition with ‘Future Rabbits Studio’ Leamington Spa; Shortlisted by National Open Art for London Exhibition