In my View, Staying Home - acrylic & mixed media on canvas
Where Matter Meets - oil on board
I’m an expressive artist working out of Norfolk and the East Midlands. My inspirations come from nature and my emotional responses to life. Working largely from remembered emotions of real visual forms, the ideas are abstracted out in terms of colour and texture and transcribed into new form.
Generally, I work medium to large scale, although that changes with watercolour. I'm fascinated by the materials and process of painting, which is why I've studied most mediums. Each has its own personality and my work changes accordingly and that's exciting.
I’ve recently made Norfolk my permanent home by the sea. I have plenty of space to paint and the river Burn runs through my garden. My connections with the Midlands will continue.
I've been interested in material and process over the years and experimented with multiple mixed media on a larger scale in landscape.
In lockdown, I've been studying oil techniques in greater depth with Norfolk Painting School and discovered new ways of painting and linked with my life classes, my painting interest has moved to the more figurative form. I'm now working on pulling oil techniques and figures together in an expressive way and perhaps merging them into landscape.
Evocations of Redundant Boatyards No.3
Evocations of Redundant Boatyards No.4