I am exhibiting jointly with Jan Morter, potter, in her lovely light space at 27, St John's Road, Abingdon OX14 2HA. We are both excited to be exhibiting for the first time this year.
My art comes from the landscape - either hills, fields or near the sea - although it doesn't always look like it! I have become more abstract in my approach and use brighter colours with collage to add texture and layers. My latest work includes sudoku grids as a mesh. Some of my work is influenced by my garden and allotment and I tend to use cheerful colours with a lot of contrast, particularly in the more abstract works. The paintings are generally square in format and of a size to fit on most walls!
I use acrylics largely with collage and oil pastel, and other mark-making tools. But I also work in oils and cold wax on occasions and there will be some works inspired by Yorkshire dry stone walls in oil and cold wax.
I am an amateur artist working from a spare bedroom and hoping to build an art studio very soon, so that I can work on larger pieces. I am inspired by hills and wild places, including Yorkshire, Scotland and Cornwall. I also make works reflecting my love of gardening and my allotment, as well as some completely intuitive abstract paintings which may have a colour or a texture from life. My previous career of 40 years in the NHS as a consultant Paediatrician meant that I had to be meticulous, and pursuing art has allowed me more freedom of expression, which I love. I am a member of Abingdon Artists and have exhibited at their Spring and Autumn exhibitions, and have been delighted to sell some work!
I will be taking part in the Abingdon Artists Spring Exhibition this year from 13th to 18th March at St Helen’s Church Abingdon.