Drawing, design and visuals have always been a big thing for me: from illustrations in my geography and biology a-level books; a whole student wall of photographs of skies and landscapes to an extensive photography portfolio. More recently however I’ve had the chance to see what happens when I learn (at Amersham & Wycombe college), practice and sell my work – a fantastic experience.
The quality and depth of light and colour are the motivators for much of my work. Painting with oils gives me the depth of colour, buttery texture and ability to blend colours that I enjoy most. I relish strong mark-making with flat brushes and palette knives as this simplifies forms in a way that encourage viewers to think as they look. I enjoy both landscapes and cityscapes and venturing into more abstracted interpretations. However sometimes my tendency towards order takes over and so I’ve directed this into some large natural pieces. I find using a fairly minimal palette of colours gives a painting a feeling of cohesiveness and simplicity.
I prefer to work from my own photographs and also find much inspiration from many other artists including Peter Brown’s cityscapes, Philip Richardson’s still lifes, and Cornish painters including Richard Pearce, John Brenton and Melanie McDonald. Many thanks too to encouraging friends and family.
I publish recent work here and information on exhibitions. I also welcome commissions – please get in touch for a chat. I’m based in the Chilterns, Buckinghamshire.