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. My current work is the ‘liminal series’…. A series of work born out of recovery from illness and waiting to return to ‘normal’ life. Liminal is the space ‘in between.’ A transitional often uncomfortable space that resets boundaries. I have found this worth both fulfilling and cathartic in equal measure. Within these liminal works, I'm focusing on balancing colour and texture rather than creating realistic compositions.
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.