This past year my inspiration has been found very close at home in the hedgerows and woods, fields and skies of Eynsham, Oxfordshire. Daily dog walks have provided me with the opportunity to watch the seasons unfurl and glow. Alongside oils, monotypes, collage and pencil work I have been experimenting with applying watercolour with a calligraphy nib. It has proved an ideal technique for capturing the dancing light and canopy of leaves. I hope you will enjoy this collection entirely fresh from the easel. All originals are currently available to buy in addition to a selection of fine giclee prints.
Like most artists I make art about the things I love; find beautiful and wondrous and can spend lots of time gazing at. As I find peace and healing when out in nature I try to create art on that theme in ways that will uplift and inspire. It is an extraordinary privilege to spend time giving ones whole attention to trying to really 'see' something in order to attempt to communicate its essence in pigment on paper. Each artwork teaches me something new, about the natural world, myself and the craft of making art.
I use many different art mediums and techniques in an effort to stay open and responsive to new possibilities and cross pollination of ideas.
I have lived and exhibited in Oxfordshire for 22 years and taught art for much of that time; locally in Eynsham, Wendlebury and at the much loved Oxford Summer School. This past year my teaching has migrated online.