I love what I see.
I do what I love.
I love what I do.
I live in a rural village in West Dorset close to the Jurassic Coast. This is where I walk my dogs every day absorbing the atmosphere of the landscape and coast whilst observing what the changing seasons bring to the flora and fauna.
My work is a joyful expression about how I feel about my experiences in nature. I allow the painting to evolve into itself. I paint intuitively from memory and experience. There is a dance between intent and intuition using a process of building up layers of paint, creating texture, rubbing back, painting over with glazes. Each action creates a reaction and new marks from previous actions. Just as the geological processes create new surfaces and the changing seasons bring new life from the old.
I bring these techniques and knowledge of anatomy into my work with dancers. Layering light, space, colour and capturing fleeting moments. The land and the figure are my inspiration and are the triggers for my creative responses.
Since the completion of training in Fine Art my career has been enriched by association with:-
Master Tengue Ostenrik, Indonesia.
Irene Hong Kim Geok, Singapore.
La Salle, Academy, Singapore
Nan Yang fine Art Academy
Ray Garvey, Provence.
Italian Schools of Verrochio and Daedalo
Daniel Green, (USA)
Slade School of Art, London
Newlyn and St Ives Schools of Art, Cornwall
Awards and Achievements.
The Creative Action Research Award
St Barbe's Museum Open - First Prize and Highly Commended
The South West Academy Open - First Prize
Selected for the Atkinson Gallery Open, Millfield School
Durlston Country Park, Swanage
Brison's Veor, Cape Cornwall
Pavilion Dance, South West
Octagon Theatre, Yeovil
Lighthouse Theatre, Poole
During a long and successful career in art I have exhibited extensively in open studios, galleries and shows across the UK and also internationally at the following:
The Kiku Gallery, Osaka, Japan
Pukekhoe Art and Cultural Centre, New Zealand
Chateau D'Arts Gallery, Singapore
The National Museum of Singapore
The Ancient Civilisations Museum
For a full CV please contact me on one of the contact forms.