Rather than creating a site-specific landscape, I am driven by the desire to show the spirit and energy of a place, allowing the viewer to contemplate.
Each painting is an emotional response to a place, a feeling or experience. I use references from nature, the suggestion of a landscape, a hint of the sky reflected in water, or a storm brewing in the distance. I love the idea that the paintings are completed by the viewers' imagination and response, a collaboration between the two of us.
I use oils and mixed media to create texture and form in my paintings. I love to play with consistencies and glazes and see what effects I can create, the painting always takes on a life of its own sometimes demanding months of work and layer upon layer of paint and others are completed in a matter of days.
My interest in nature and the ever-changing but constant landscape is a continual source of passion. I am fortunate to live on Ashdown Forest with far reaching views across to the South Downs from my studio which provides me with constant inspiration.
After studying at Maidstone College of Art I spent 10 years living abroad and traveling throughout Anatolia I also draw on the natural and rugged beauty I experienced whilst traveling. My work has been sold in the UK and Internationally.