Inspiration and Process

My landscapes are imbued with memories, concentrating on the spirit of the place and its resonance for me. They are unpopulated, wide open spaces filled with air and light. The atmosphere I want to create determines the palette for each new painting, and I work energetically and intensively on one piece at a time using a wet-in-wet process.

My fascination with details of shape and structure of plant and rock forms provides the inspiration behind my abstract paintings. I use a form of mark-making and blending with oil paint on very smoothly primed canvas to create subtle 3-dimensional illusory paintings.

Since graduating from Central Saint Martins in 1996 my work has been exhibited in the UK and USA and has been selected for regional and national art exhibitions and competitions.