I am a Wiltshire-based landscape artist with a passion for exploring my physical environment with all my senses. Each of my artworks is a response to those explorations. I work in mixed media on paper and canvas, and often on a large scale.
I am interested in the ephemeral nature of the colours and shapes that I see in the landscape and I attempt to tap-in to my subconscious while I am painting to discover the ‘concealed’.
My work focuses on colour, surface and pattern, and I like to represent the physical environment as energised by using lines and marks that show themselves to me during my ‘mindful walking’ and quiet meditation before I begin to paint. I am influenced by the works of Joan Eardley, John Piper, Joan Mitchell, Elizabeth Cummings, Ivon Hitchens, and many others.
I grew up in Wiltshire surrounded by the undulating chalk downs, forests and wide open skies that make this county special. I have always felt it to be a mysterious place, where ancient ancestors appear to emerge from the hills, stones and trees to join me as I walk through the landscape. Like the memory of a dream, they linger around my senses and inform my arts practice.
After twenty years in publishing, I left full-time employment in 2016 to pursue my life-long ambition of becoming an artist. Please contact me below with any questions about my artworks for sale, upcoming exhibitions, commissions, or to be included on my mailing list.