I tend to work intuitively and often from memory. I love the feeling of starting with a blank canvas, not knowing entirely where the painting will take me. Often the painting will appear to take its own path to reveal my interpretation of the landscape.
I paint mostly with oil, but will use whatever medium the painting suggests. A large part of my practice is about the movement of paint and how it behaves with little or no manipulation. I apply paint allowing it to rest as it chooses. I then work into this ground, adding layers of interest, occasionally washing off partially or rubbing back. Ultimately, I allow the initial layers of paint to lead me to the final outcome of the painting.
I am currently on the one year mentoring course at The Newlyn School of Art.
2017 29th April – 23rd May, ‘St Ives Society of Artists Open Spring Exhibition’ Norway Square, St Ives
2017 28th April – 7th May, ‘Defining Boundaries’, Harbour House Gallery, Kingsbridge, Devon
2017 5th to 26th March, ‘Spring Exhibition’, Stableyard Gallery, Trelowarren Estate, Helston
2016 ‘Imagine Falmouth’, Open Exhibition at Falmouth Art Gallery
2012 onwards, resident artist at The Square Gallery, St Mawes