Having lived and worked in Suffolk for forty years, I moved to Oxford in 2020 and was able to document the city when it fell silent during the pandemic in fifty small paintings and drawings, which are due to be published in book form, hopefully to coincide with Artweeks 2023. My exhibition will feature the original paintings, plus other fine art works which are mostly small scale and quite traditional. I particularly like working in oils, both portraiture and landscape, as you can create such richness of colour and fine detail, but I also love working in monochrome- pen and ink with wash, and I will be showing a number of examples of this work. As a postgraduate in Architectural History, it is no surprise that buildings feature quite prominently in my work too! A few years ago, I started working in soft metals such as pewter and copper, embossing designs to create stunning pieces on stone and slate. I enjoy the tactile nature of this work which feels both craft and art. I love the way in which you can leave them gleaming and bright, or you can distress the metals so that they look old. Most of the work will be for sale but I am open to commissions of any size- I can even do beautiful miniature landscapes no bigger than an inch! I am lucky enough to have a peaceful garden studio behind our house in Cumnor, facing onto a pond. I would love you to visit me there as I am drawing or painting, to chat about life and art.
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