I make abstract paintings which capture layers of light, layers of memory and layers of time.
Thin veils of luminous, transparent colour laid one over another contrast with multiple broken and fragmented layers of richly textured paint which I excavate down into, finally making and remaking the various layers into a newly created whole. I love the tactile, at times almost sculptural quality of paint and my exploration of paint as a medium is a journey of constant experimentation and discovery which leads to a joyful and ever-renewing engagement with the world around me.
I gain inspiration not only from the landscape of the beautiful nearby Berkshire Downs but also from more rugged terrain further afield such as the Cornish coast and the waterscapes of the lakes, rivers and seas of southern Europe as well as those of the UK; however, during the recent lockdown in the UK and the restrictions it imposed on travel, it has become increasingly important to me to also draw on the memories of past journeys and to distil them into something rich and sustaining which evokes a sense of the ‘spirit of place’.
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