I start with an idea, then it turns into something else…Picasso
I’ve always loved to paint, as a child my favourite toys were sketchbooks, pencils, crayons and paints. I spent a lot of my childhood in Combe Martin, North Devon where the beach was my playground. In recent times I found it sad to see coastal paths closed, due to erosion caused by climate change.
I’m a stroke survivor. During my recovery time, painting gave me the normality I craved and gave me focus. During the pandemic, I ventured into abstract painting. Creating these and impressionistic works gave me the freedom to explore my imagination and inner feelings.
I’m inspired by abstract artists such Nicolas de Stael and Howard Hodgkin. I also like creating paintings in black paint only. With this particular style you have nowhere to hide, but they can be very thought provoking.
I am an exhibiting member of the Nottingham Society of Artists and regularly exhibit and sell my work in their exhibitions throughout the year.
I’ve been a prize winner of the Holbrook Trust Award, for my abstract painting of ‘Eventide’.
I regularly exhibit my work in the Hayloft Gallery, situated in Strelley Hall Courtyard, Nottinghamshire.
Commission enquiries are welcome.