I work from a studio in Baldock, and am happy to welcome visitors in a 'Covid-safe' way. Please contact me for details.
For me, the landscape denotes the connection between humanity and the planet we inhabit and can stir deep instincts. In making these paintings I have reflected on this connection and the prevailing threat to our environment - and that our futures are held in the lay of the land.
Starting with photographs and sketches, and through alteration and re-working the paint, my impression of the landscape emerges. Sometimes, when the paint is flowing well, surprising aspects are exposed that although unforeseen, are entirely relevant and influential to the piece. This is not about achieving likeness or abstraction, but through the considerations of form, colour and mark, trying to make a painting with some resonance that captures the rhythm of the landscape.
I graduated in 2000 [BA (Hons)Fine Art] following twenty years employment in Health and Careers Services and have since painted full-time. I currently work from a studio in Baldock, Herts. Exhibitions, both local and national, include three times in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Artists Bomberg, Auerbach, Diebenkorn, Sheila Fell and Anabel Gault have been inspirational for me.
Studio visits are welcome - just email me to arrange a time. Works on canvas and unframed, mounted work on paper are available to purchase.