About

Suffolk Coast 1
My paintings are generally of or about the landscape. I enjoy the experience of being outdoors, in all weathers, and I am inspired by light, colour and texture.

I paint in all media but feel a particular affinity with acrylic paint and ‘mixed media’, which in my case might involve combining watercolour, acrylic inks, acrylic paints, oil pastels and even collage. I enjoy using layers to create texture and to experiment with mark making. Although I sometimes complete an entire painting on the spot ‘en plein air’, more recently I have been sketching and then developing my sketches in the studio. Being away from the scene enables me to explore in a more considered way my feelings for the environment around me and make a more abstract image rather than a strictly representational one. During the Covid 19 lockdown over the spring and summer of 2020 I produced a number of small abstract paintings inspired by my garden exploring texture and colour. I am finding working in an abstract way really feeds my creativity and I am enjoying it immensely.

I am a member of Welland Valley Art Society and regularly show my work at Stamford Arts Centre. I take part in Rutland Open Studios and Peterborough Artists' Open Studios in the summer and often have an Open Studio at Christmas. I have exhibited with the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours in the Mall Galleries, London, have had paintings shown at a number of open art competitions nationally (winning prizes) and my work has been included in both The Artist and Leisure Painter magazines.

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