I am primarily trying to convey the sense of visual excitement I get from my surroundings, both urban and rural. The paintings’ relationship to the landscape is one of being inspired by it, its energy, weight and dynamism, rather than trying to replicate it. Therefore the paintings can be abstract, more representational, or somewhere in between. I try to retain a sense of freshness and spontaneity, combined with the enjoyment of the sensual experience of paint, to capture something of the moment of seeing.
I was born in Hertfordshire and studied at Herts College of Art and Design (when it was in St Albans) and then went on to a Degree in Fine Art at Staffordshire University. I have previously exhibited both locally and further afield, including Islington, Liverpool, Staffordshire and Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge, and have work in the Cambridge University Collection. I now live and work in St Albans.