I work from a home-based studio, surrounded by rolling hills, beautiful villages, constantly changing landscapes and light, where seasons come and go bringing different colour palettes and textures.
Not only is it a privilege for me to live in this unique place, but also it creates an inspirational backdrop and subject matter for much of my work.
The textures I discover in the natural things around me from old, dilapidated barns, ancient hedgerows, to wild grasses, streams and even the soil stimulate much of my creativity.
Wherever I go, I take a sketchbook with me and capture the elements of beauty outside. There is always something to discover, something new to see.
How I Create My Art
Using these quick sketches, I develop them back in my studio usually starting with mark making on boards or canvases.
I create multiple layers using acrylic paint, graphite, ink and collage, adding texture and pattern where needed until the painting starts to capture the feeling I am trying to convey.
In my recent work I am not trying to paint what I see in the landscape or still life, but more about the atmosphere and feelings I am experiencing in that particular place at that particular time, with the hope that I will draw the viewer in too.
I believe that ultimately there is little, if anything more beautiful than nature. It has immense power to heal, to stimulate all our senses, enhancing our moods. If I can capture just a little of that in some of the art I create, and share it with someone, then that makes me very happy and hopefully them too.
What I can offer you
Most of the artwork shown here is for sale. Please feel free to contact me regarding any pieces that are of interest.
Art Discovery Days
For anyone over the age of 18 years, especially those that might be a bit nervous at starting a painting! Work alongside me in my studio and we will create a painting together in a friendly, supportive environment.
Student Art Mentoring
For students at ‘A’ Level or anyone who has a passion for creating art and wants to develop their work further.
I have a beautiful, superbly appointed large, country cottage that sleeps 4 in the lovely village of Sibford Ferris, Oxfordshire. It is the perfect place to get away from it all, re-energise and reconnect with all that the Cotswolds and surrounding areas have to offer.
Can I help?
If there is anything I can help you with please don’t hesitate to get in touch here