I START WITH AN IDEA, THEN IT TURNS INTO SOMETHING ELSE….
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 coastal erosion caused by climate change. Quite a lot of my paintings depict North Devon and Exmoor.
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 abstracts. Creating abstracts and impressionistic works gave me the freedom to explore my imagination and inner feelings.
I’m inspired by abstract painters such Diane Nevitt, Nicolas de Stael, Mark Rothko and Howard Hodgkin. I also like creating paintings in black only. With this particular style you have nowhere to hide, but I feel they can be very thought provoking.
I am an exhibiting member of the Nottingham Society of Artists and regularly exhibit in their exhibitions throughout the year.
In 2021 I was a prize winner of the Holbrook Trust Award, for my abstract version of ‘Eventide’.
I regularly exhibit my work in the Hayloft Gallery, situated in Strelley Hall Courtyard, Nottinghamshire.
Commission enquiries are welcome. Alternatively if you have seen something that you particularly like in the gallery, you can contact me by filling in the ‘contact’ form.
Thank you for visiting and viewing my art