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About

“I attempt to grasp the feeling of a place before it disintegrates allowing the painting to become a metaphor for the lived experience.”

Be it river, sea, or lake I am always drawn to water. A favourite walk is always a coastal path - cliffs towering over hidden coves exposed only by the tides: an endless sky and far horizon. I am as fascinated by the Hebridean Scottish Islands as I am by the Welsh heritage coastline and the drama and tales of smuggling in Cornwall.

I am giving myself the luxury of exploring these views in paint. Raw umber, Green- gold, Yellow ochre, Cobalt teal and Payne’s grey, a deep blue grey of endless variation. 

 

Noticing shapes, patterns, and textures, I attempt to capture, through the sensory medium of paint, the mood of the place or a moment in time. Using both Oil and Acrylic I predominantly paint on canvas. I paint intuitively allowing the painting to develop slowly but attempting to capture the energy or light. I build up layers in paint and drawn marks until a rich texture evolves and the composition is ready to be refined.

 

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Having graduated with a First-Class Honours Degree in Fine Art, I was honoured to have been shortlisted for the National Graduate award and gain representation with London based art consultants Artiq. I am also currently represented by Greenstage Gallery in Herefordshire and The Sanctuary Studio & Gallery, in Gloucestershire. Exhibiting widely, I have developed a loyal collector base and have works held in both UK and International private and public collections. 

I enjoy teaching but like to see myself as more of a facilitator – it is my passionate belief that all humans have a creative capacity and can make and more importantly express themselves through whatever artistic medium they are interested in. I have taught adult learners at the University of Southampton and also run life drawing workshops for Secondary School pupils, whilst occasionally running residential painting workshops for both the beginner and more experienced artist. 

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