Flowing lines fit together to form bold contemporary landscapes as seen from Britain's leylines.
This is a new collection of bright A4 sized prints for the home, inspired by lakeside walks.
These are my imaginative interpretations of Britain’s landscapes and the locals who live there. I sketch those who pass through the beauty spots to walk their dogs or enjoy some quiet family time. I am interested in how people move through their local oasis of untouched wilderness. I draw fluid, flowing lines and paint the canvas with rich earth browns, deep warm pinks, dirty turquoises and bold organic colours. I use these colours as I am inspired by the surprise of vivid red that pops through on leaves during Autumn before a golden brown colour arrives. I rarely use black as I want to portray light bouncing off the leaves, reflecting off the landscape and shining though the painting itself. This makes the contour of the land come alive.
The places I have travelled to inspire the paintings. My work celebrates leylines as I find these beautiful and inspirational paths to walk along. I capture the views I see by drawing the contour of the land.
I draw work that is A4 size as this is easy to manage whilst I am on the move as this is easy to carry. My sweeping style has a contemporary approach with a loose composition emerging from fluid flowing lines. My work includes passers by to show their reaction with scenery and capture their feelings as they stand in nature.
I use soft graphite pencil to sketch the outline of nature after a hike or an hour of cold water lake swimming. Later I customise a digital brush to give me the texture of the land and I paint the colours on an iPad. I chose to draw a few exotic trees, these include the Katsura trees in Oxford.
My work captures the British Landscape from the view of leylines, from the mundane to the momentous. I draw both the beauty of the natural world and local people.
I draw landscapes after a long walk or a cold water swim.
A neighbour asked me to help build her rockery after school one day and poking red bricks into the soil made me look at the landscape shapes in a new way. I moved shiny pieces of glass around her flowerbeds and it reminded me of a handful of fruity boiled sweets so I stayed and played with the rockery for hours.
Some of my paintings have been shown close to where it was created at Filet Gallery (London), Fronteer Gallery (Sheffield), Echo's Studio (Sao Paulo), Aire Studios (Leeds), Angel Row Gallery (Nottingham) and Modern Art Oxford Open Exhibition.