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 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
From 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.
Can I help?
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