As a landscape painter I work directly and indirectly with nature, painting from drawings and referential photographs. I don't aim to re-create the landscape as such, but I explore the movement of light, and describe experiences and emotions felt within the landscape. Colour is vital in this.
I see my work as being an extension of the Romantic period, although I am exploring what it means to be a painter in the twenty-first century. The New Forest is currently my area of study. Being a protected National Park, it's a quiet, scenic area, a place of escape from traffic, towns and cities.
I draw directly from observation as I feel that recording information in this way is far more personal and thought provoking than taking a photograph. Yet together, drawings and photographs play a vital role in my work.
CV & Education
2011 - '365 - A painting every day for a year', The Art Works Gallery, Poole
2010 - 'Experiencing Vistas', The Peacock Gallery, Upton Country Park, Poole
2009 - Osiris presents ‘Inspirit’, The Old Music Zone, Poole
2009 - 'The Baker’s Dozen' – group exhibition, The Arts University College, Bournemouth
2009 - 'The Larder' - group exhibition, Sixty Million Postcards, Bournemouth
2010 - 'Chine' - group exhibition, The Old Truman brewery, Brick Lane, London