I have exhibited in and around Oxford for several years during Art Weeks, with the Oxford Art Society and individually, most recently at the Sewell Gallery, Radley and at Rona gallery, Oxford.
My works, using acrylics, attempt to express the essence of a scene, aiming to convey poetic ideas and emotions rather than to make a conventional representation of place. Landscape and the history of landscape painting have influenced my work not as a direct source of imagery, but rather indirectly through the working and reworking of shapes, colours and composition: a visual representation of the ineffable. I want both form and content to suggest space, mood and light, to evoke a sense of beauty, mystery or wildness.
Seasons, times of day and weather are very important in the paintings. The finished painting lies somewhere in between remembered observations of landscape and painterly concerns for shape and colour.
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