I am an Impressionist oil painter, using palette knives predominantly. My inspiration for my style has been the original impressionists, particularly Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, Cassatt and Morisot. I am rather eclectic in choice of subjects but favour the communion of old and new - old walls with new flowers, old bridges with fresh running rivers, old doors with fresh life within. I paint to unite the viewer with the scene, drawing them into it like Mary Poppins into Bert's chalk sketches. I use colour and light to create images rather than accuracy of form and therefore, like the early impressionist works, my work is to be viewed at a distance. When the viewer feels they are actually involved with the painting, I have succeeded.
Due to popular demand I have many more local and UK scenes for this exhibition, however my Australian and European paintings are also available upon request.
I am an Australian artist with British family and ancestry, come to live in Oxford during the pandemic! I am here to paint and to study as the UK and Europe provide the types of ancient scenes I like to paint. I work in oils on stretched canvas and occasionally watercolour pencils or ink. I mainly paint cityscapes, landscapes and gardens, with a love of old doors, windows and alley ways because of the mystery in them and the question of what's behind the door or down the alley. I have a love of nature and small animals, particularly small mice so you will find my signature mouse in every painting.