I am excited to be opening up my studio again as part of Herts Open Studios in September. I look forward to receiving visitors and chatting to them about my inspiration and process as well as helping them to choose a unique and original piece of art for their home.
On the 23rd and 24th September, my work will be shown in Sevenhampton (near Cheltenham) as part the Open Weekend by Hadfield Fine Art. You will need to subscribe to their website to get an invitation to this lovely event (https://www.hadfieldfineart.co.uk).
In addition, I have work exhibited at the Flint Gallery, Blakeney, Norfolk (https://theflintgallery.co.uk/).
And finally, if will be exhibiting at the Manchester Art Fair on the 17th -19th November (https://www.manchesterartfair.co.uk).
Contemporary abstract painter expressing the emotional response to the beauty of nature and landscape through mixed media, texture and mark making.
The beauty of nature inspires me, capturing the intensity of the light at different times of the day and exploring the varying weather patterns and changing seasons. My expressive style tries to catch an impression of the landscape, its mood and energy from invigorating to tranquil, the unique time and place as well as a reflection of the fragility of nature.
I like to form an impression without focusing on every detail by using loose movements, using my bare fingers and hands, as well as palette knives, splattering, scraping, rags and sometimes a paintbrush. Most of my paintings are created using mixed media methods including acrylic and oil paint, charcoal and pastels. I experiment with different textures, such as impasto painting, tiling past, coffee grounds or painting gels to encourage free mark making. My aim is to hopefully evoke the energy of the landscape in order to capture the imagination of the viewer.