My paintings this year are mainly still life focusing on colour and texture. After 8 years of painting I am enjoying the freedom of oil paint but i still love to go back to the spontaneity of watercolour and still love this when I am travelling .
I am enjoying the abstract shapes and drama of our beautiful British skies and hope to do many more of these ahead of the physical exhibition
I am teaming up with my friend and collaborator Graham Perryman to hold the 6th exhibition of
ARTISTS IN THE COUNTRYSIDE at the Old School, Newton Purcell on 16th and 17th July
Entry is free, its a lovely spot and we also welcome painters to come along and paint with us plein-air throughout the weekend
There will be a website and FB page nearer the date with all of the details . This exhbition is a celebration of our countryside featuring local artist from beginner to professional along with a small selection of ceramic and pottery
I discovered the joy of painting only 8 years ago but have always loved drawing. I mainly paint in oil these days but it was watercolour that got me started. I paint every week if not every day as it really is a passion. I enjoy pretty much all subjects including portraiture and have had the privilege of painting commissions, one of which is hanging in our Town Hall. Aside painting people with interesting faces, I live in the countryside and it is a constant source of information. I have an ongoing battle of joy and pain painting roses, hydrangeas, peonies and any blowsy flowers as I find the tones and shadows captivating. One day i would like to paint like the “Master” of roses, Dennis Perrin, who sadly recently passed away. His paintings will live on and continue to bring pleasure as they are truly magnificent.