I shall be exhibiting my work in the studio on the 15th, 16th and 17th May, before I head off to Cornwall to seek inspiration. The studio will then be full of the work of Tim Steward, who will be in residence from 20th - 23rd.
My exhibition is an invite to see the working studio, and view my latest body of work that relates to the sea.
Cornwall is a favourite place, as is the south of France. I am always drawn to the coast and the sense of freedom and space it provides.
My work translates my emotional response to the landscape, tries to capture the intensity of feeling that comes from being immersed in Nature. I am captivated by light, cloud formations, and the indefinable core essence of the natural world that resonates and connects us all to it.
I use acrylic and oil paint and mediums on canvas or panel. My aim is to try lose the representational and allow the essence of the inspiration to resonate in each piece of work.
After leaving Oxford Brookes, I trained in Berkshire as a fine art restorer with a small studio restoring many paintings, etchings and antique frames. Life then headed off in a different direction, and I worked for many years with horses in the film industry, amongst other interesting work incarnations.
Painting has always had its place in my life, but it is only relatively recently I am lucky enough to call it my full time occupation.