This exhibition is a collection of my creative output over the last 18 months.
The acrylic paintings are vibrant and joyful and are largely based on the landscape.
They have energy and movement that is invigorating and will hopefully make each viewer feel the same way!
Some evoke weather, light and water in palettes of blue and green, while others resemble fire and heat in fiery colours.
I hope you will visit this show and that my work will inspire you!!
I am an abstract and semi-abstract landscape artist, working mainly with acrylic paints. The paintings I create are my internal response to the power and beauty of nature. I am particularly intrigued by the contrast of light and shadow, wonder and mystery.
Growing up, I enjoyed the rugged beauty of the Derbyshire moors and the coastline of the Lleyn peninsula in North Wales. I believe that these places are a major influence on my work. My inspiration comes from the shifting palettes of the sky, sunlight through the trees, wide open heather clad moorlands, waves breaking onto the beach and the shining pebbles they leave behind. Using intuition, I work with layers of coloured paint and expressive marks, which slowly evolve into organic shapes and textures as an image begins to emerge. At this point, my response to the work becomes more considered as I carefully begins to resolve the painting.
I am also a qualified art teacher and worked for many years in a local prison as an art tutor. I now offer workshops to local art groups and one-to-one teaching.