My paintings are semi abstract reflections of the South West coastal and rural landscape.
Boats, coastlines, nautical paraphernalia, the moors, seasons, glimpses of images, textures and patterns in nature. Once I have a design in mind I have a fluid, evolving process on the canvas board and/or wood panel which is relatively instinctive – repeatedly reworking and layering colour, applying paint and rubbing it back, scoring and sanding. I paint using cut cloth, paper and oil colours, however, I also use acrylics, charcoal, carborundum and other media to build up texture and base colour. I particularly love the way the erasure and layering of paint emulates the effects time has on paint and our environment. I sometimes even leave the canvas or wooden boards quite bare in areas to utilise their beautiful natural texture.
I live and work on the south coast of Devon.