My work covers a broad range of subjects, including Landscape, Jazz Music and the Life Model. I use charcoal, pastels, watercolour, oils and collage. My sketchbook is indispensible for developing my ideas.
I am passionate about capturing the vibrancy and colour of music, especially Jazz. I work from live performances - I want to make the music and colour more vivid for myself and the viewer.
The Life Model is more than just a discipline in my art. I love working from the human figure; the possibilities for expression, and the tremendous challenges it presents for the artist, are endless.
During 2020 I've spent a great deal of time outdoors, and made sketches and paintings of the local Hampshire landscape. Additionally I paint while staying in the Alps, and in Skye. The light and the mountains in these places are a great source of inspiration.
Through my art I aim to create an emotional connection between the subject and the viewer, to make it more vibrant and alive for myself and for them.
Commissions are welcome, and you can visit my studio year round by appointment.