I find constant inspiration in the sea in all its moods and it is a subject to which I am
invariably drawn, striving always to capture its movement and strength, which I find both
fascinating and frightening.
The wild hills and moors of North Yorkshire and Derbyshire provide a different challenge and I love to paint them as they are exposed to the extremes and intensity of light. I try to capture a particular atmosphere created, sometimes fleetingly, by swiftly changing weather conditions and am fascinated by nature’s ability to present a landscape in so many different tempers.
I paint using oils, acrylics and ink and revel in the flexibility of these media. I use brushes,
fingers, sticks, knives, pens or anything else to hand to make marks on the canvas. Using
various materials, such as sand, paste, even sea-coal, to create texture my paintings are a mixture of bold strokes and impasto effects. More subtle areas are created through the use
of glazes and fine brush work.
I hope my viewers are able to uncover in my work some of the magic I feel in the places I am inspired to paint.
Please note, I am presently available to undertake commission work.