This is just a few words about me and what I do and maybe why.
Everyone is multi faceted and presents different aspects of their personality to different people. Not everyone wakes up in the same mood every day.
After many years I feel my art is reaching a place that I am reasonably comfortable with. It represents many different aspects of my views on country and coastal life and my surroundings. I was never confined or restricted by formal teaching. I started drawing and painting when I was three years old and I haven’t stopped since, and still in love with the idea of reproducing what delights and inspires me.
I am still on that exploratory journey and I love creating interest in my paintings through contrast and texture. I also enjoy being slightly out of control of whatever medium or surface I am using at the time. For me this is an exciting form of experimentation which also includes using different mediums and slightly different styles to suit the subject that has inspired me. This of course does lead to some waste in paper but I am also very interested in using this resource for further experimental pieces of a more abstract nature. The sea, the coast and landscapes fascinate me and now I am on Dartmoor a lot of the time.The layers of colour and texture that nature gives us are all there when we give ourselves time to look.
My working background is one of creating paintings, mainly landscapes, rural farmland and workers cottages. as you can see from my gallery. Greeting cards and commercial work to order are also part of my portfolio.
I have exhibited in England and in Continental Europe. My paintings have been, and are, shown in galleries in London and the Home Counties. My work is in private collections in the UK, USA, Continental Europe, Russia and Japan.
Apart from painting, for over 20 years I have also taught adults to paint. I give private tuition in all mediums and I regularly demonstrate and lecture to art groups.
I would be delighted if you would take the time to view my gallery and your comments would be most welcome. If you wish to enquire about purchasing any of my work please contact me via this website.