Hello and welcome!
I make abstract and semi-abstract paintings which capture layers of light, layers of memory and layers of time. Thin veils of 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 and at times almost sculptural quality of paint and my exploration of paint as a medium is a journey of constant experimentation and discovery that leads to a joyful and ever-renewing engagement with the world around me. I gain inspiration from the landscape of the beautiful nearby Berkshire Downs as well as from more rugged terrain further afield such as the Cornish coast and the landscapes of southern Europe. Fascinated by the ever-changing interplay between sky, land and water, I draw on the memories of past journeys and distil them into images which evoke an elemental sense of the 'spirit of place'.