The subjects I find inspirational are the sea and the natural world, the colours, textures, and patterns of nature are evident in my paintings, the ideas for my abstract works are inspired by visualizing and creating colour and shape from thought and emotion, the defined lines of modern architecture, the diversity of different cultures seen on travels.
Living near the south of England's coastline and close to the river Stour in Dorset has given me the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the land and sea of this area, many of my paintings are directly inspired by these views, concentrating on the colour, light and atmosphere, especially observing the intense colours at sunrise and sunset, translating my emotional response onto canvas, giving the viewer an insight into my unique interpretation of the landscape, and a sense of my own personal connection with the subject.
I use oils, acrylics & mixed media & paint full time from my studio in Dorset with the sea, river & New Forest nearby which is constantly inspiring, I enjoy the challenge of capturing light & atmosphere in my work. I take photos of local scenes & also work from sketches.
My paintings are in private collections & businesses worldwide, I have completed commissions for collectors in the UK & Abroad.
Published by Britannia Arts, Portland Island, Dorset
Art Societies :
EBSQ+ Juried Member, SAA
Selected Group Exhibitions:
2002 Mulberry Gallery, Oxford Art Weeks
2004 Bookends Art Exhibition, Christchurch
2005 Bookends Art Exhibition, Christchurch
2005 Bell Fine Art, Winchester
2006 The Art Of Pattern, Southampton City Art Gallery
2006 'View' Lighthouse Gallery, Poole
2007 Gallery in the Square, Usk
2007 CadArts Open The Red House Museum, Christchurch
2008 Gallery in the Square, Usk, Contemporary Seascapes
2008 Red Gate Gallery, London
2008 Galeria de Arte Pintor Samora Barros, Portugal
2008 Gallerie Pedro Ruivo Foundation, Portugal
2008 Gallery in the Square,Usk
2008 La Boheme Gallery Group Exhibition, Colorado
2009 16 - 29 Jan, Frontier Art, IATTDA, Rodeo Dr. Beverly Hills, USA
2009 17 - 28 Jun, IATTDA, 1215 Art Gallery, Windsor, Berkshire
2007 1 Feb - 18 Mar, Contemporary Landscapes, Highcliffe Castle, Highcliffe
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