Though self-taught and late to arrive at a place where I can focus creatively, specifically painting sea, sky, and landscapes. I have made it my purpose to build my skills, learning from more established artists around the UK and I will continue to identify opportunities for development. Having previously hidden my talent from the public gaze I now take every opportunity to show my work with the expectation that the viewer will be interested in what they see and hopefully, experience as much pleasure in browsing as I do when I am creating my landscapes. In sum I am passionate about painting land and seascapes and this work brings me joy. It is also a serious pursuit which is now my career and an important source of income
As a sea and landscape artist, I gain inspiration from what I see when walking a coastline. Like many of us who live far from the sea, it is something I am drawn to and when I’m there it’s like taking a piece home with me. I’m compelled to interpret what I see in paint. How I do this is supported and influenced by contemporary land and seascape artists such as Louise Balaam and Janette Kerr. In recent years I have been fortunate in working with Anthony Garratt; a tutor with the Newlyn School of Art.
I paint land, sky, and seascapes. Rolling hills and deep seas are compelling subjects for me and I love the total absorption that interpreting these scenes demand. My painting style could be described as semi abstract though I would say they are always identifiable as landscape. Working in oils and acrylics, I like to use strong colour, sometimes laying down paint using palette knives rather than brushes. Other unusual implements such as credit cards also help to add texture and movement to the paintings.