About

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I make paintings of and about the landscape. These might be either abstract or semi-abstract and I tend to switch between the two. Almost always my paintings will be in mixed media (usually a combination of acrylic paints, pencil, charcoal, water soluble crayons and oil pastel. Sometime collage finds its way in too!)

I take my inspiration from the shapes, colours and textures of the landscape and how light is affected by weather. After spending time outdoors sketching and sometimes painting on location I return to the studio to create my final work. I aim to distil the 'essence' of the scene and evoke a sense of place which I hope will find a connection with the viewer. My paintings are full of expressive brushstrokes, scratches and drawn lines and I particularly enjoy exploiting colour - producing work which is sometimes calming and subdued and at other times vibrant and playful. Through my creative and contemporary paintings I invite you to share my wonder in the natural world.

I am a member of Welland Valley Art Society and regularly show my work at Stamford Arts Centre. My studio is open to the public each summer as part of Rutland Open Studios and at other times by appointment. I have exhibited with the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours in the Mall Galleries, London, have had work selected for open art competitions nationally (winning prizes) and my paintings have been included in both The Artist and Leisure Painter magazines.