Inspiration and Process

Landscape Paintings:
The inspiration for my semi-abstract landscape paintings is rooted in the amazing skies, hills, mountains and coastlines of Britain in all kinds of weather, striving to capture the spirit of each place and its resonance for me.
I grew up on the Sussex coast where my life-long love of the sea began. I moved to Devon in 2017 to be within striking distance of not only the most beautiful coastlines in the West Country, but also the dramatic moorland landscapes. I love to spend time in Scotland exploring lochs and mountains, and return to my favourite North Norfolk coast as often as possible.
The landscapes I paint are unpopulated, wide open spaces filled with air and light, created by working energetically and intensively on one piece at a time in the studio with oil on canvas using a wet-in-wet process.

Abstract Paintings:
I am fascinated by the detailed structures of plants and rocks which provide the inspiration for my abstract paintings. I use a process of mark-making and blending with oil paint or acrylics on very smoothly primed canvas to create subtle abstracted images with an illusion of 3-dimensionality .

Mixed Media and other works:
Having taught mixed-media processes for a number of years I continue to experiment with all kinds of materials in my studio, creating collages and experimental drawings.

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.