Like the landscapes that inspire them, my abstract mixed media paintings are not static; there is a fluidity and softness to their makeup. Weather and light are in constant flux and this is reflected in the work. There is movement, a billowing, a dance of line and mark, and these, coupled with the layering of paint, give a sense of the possibility of seeing through and beyond the surface.
Places that prompt my work can range from the wild North Norfolk saltmarsh coast or the rocky coves of Cornwall to the light-filled stretches of the Venetian lagoon. I’m an intuitive painter using a variety of media: paint, oil pastel, ink, etc. and aim to evoke my own experience of a place rather than a recognisable representation.
I was born in Manchester and studied art and design at Stockport College in the 1980s. My subsequent career as a graphic designer eventually led me to relocate to the Isle of Skye in 1995, where, inspired by the incredible landscape, I increasingly, painted and exhibited. I now live in Norfolk, working full-time as a contemporary mixed-media artist, inspired by a very different but no less exciting landscape of saltmarshes, coastline and reedbeds.
I am an Associate member of the Institute of East Anglian Artists (IEA) and a member of the IEA council. From 2016-2017 I was the IEA Social Media Manager.
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