About

Suffolk Coast 1
I create colourful contemporary paintings inspired by the landscape and natural forms.

I mostly paint in ‘mixed media’ - often a mix of acrylic inks, acrylic paints, oil pastels, water soluble crayons, charcoal, pencil and sometimes collage. I enjoy using layers to create texture and to experiment with mark making. Prevented during the first Covid 19 lockdown in 2020 from travelling far from home to paint I turned to my garden for inspiration and produced a number of small abstract paintings exploring texture and colour. I found working in an abstract way really rewarding and I have continued to make abstract paintings - it feeds my creativity and allows me a freedom of expression I had sometimes found lacking in my earlier work

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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