I am inspired by the natural landscape, animals and birds. I also love scenes with strong lines and perspective. I observe the world in terms of how to represent it in an interesting way, using varied marks and brushstrokes. My striking, bright paintings are a more colourful interpretation of the South Oxfordshire landscape, local to my home.
I work mainly in acrylics and pastel, enjoying the variety of techniques that can be employed with each medium. In particular, I like to layer up thin layers of translucent paint to make interesting pictures with depth and combinations of colours. I do the same with pastels, liking definite marks and layers rather than a blended look.
I’m also a draughtsman at heart, as one of my art teachers once said(!) loving to pick up a pencil, or stick of charcoal and draw, and I’ve doing this all my life. I haven’t attended art college, so I’m self-taught but love to attend workshops to learn new ways of working. My motto is ‘stay curious’.
I sell my originals, prints and cards in local galleries and shops throughout the year and my studio in Woodcote is open but by appointment only. I happily take commissions for landscapes, pet portraits and buildings, many of which can also be viewed on my website.