My lively gestural painting style enables me to convey an impression of a subject which is rooted in reality not bound by it. I create instinctively: colours and shapes flow with an energy of their own. I often rotate the canvas as I paint, so that the piece can have no fixed orientation, it is up to the viewer to choose. The marks made by my brush or my fingers form the shapes of abstracted land, sea and floral scapes. Paint, pastel and charcoal blend to form harmonious layers of colour and rich textures. Rather than looking to achieve realism and detail in my work I now go to the studio and try to listen to an inner voice that allows me to work spontaneously, thinking about colour, shape and texture.
Do get in touch if you have your eye on something… I am more than happy to give you more information on a piece if you like and socially distanced viewings are available in my garden studio by appointment. I appreciate that buying artwork can be a big investment and is a very personal choice.
I work from my garden studio which is my go to creative space. It’s my sanctuary, a place where I can leave the world behind and immerse myself in creating.
I am an elected member of Oxford Art Society and an active member of Oxford Artweeks, Wylye Valley Art Trail and Swindon Open Studios.