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About Me 

I love what I see.

Rita at Brison residency

I do what I love.

I love what I do.

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                                                                                      My Process
I live in a rural community in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the beautiful Isle of Wight.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 the duality between nature and urban life. I allow the painting to evolve into itself. I paint intuitively from memory and experience. There is a dance between my  intentions  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, the weather wears old posters and graffiti and the changing seasons bring new life from the old. 
The surfaces of my paintings are richly textured and tactile with subtle shifts in colour and contrast. Using mixed media of the highest quality enables me to experiment freely and create unique pieces.
 

Personal Development

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

Selected and shortlisted for the Monkton Open Exhibition and Prize

Artist Residencies:- 

Durlston Country Park, Swanage

Brison's Veor, Cape Cornwall

Pavilion Dance, South West

Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

Lighthouse Theatre, Poole

Exhibiting

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, Singapore

Solo show at Pavilion Dance, Dace South west

Solo Sou' Sou' West Gallery

Southern Contemporaries, Dorset Museum

L'Artishe Gallery, Swanage

Shaftesbury Art Centre

Bournemouth Library

Poole Cube Gallery

Bettles Gallery

Ringwood Art Society

Bournemouth Art Club

Salisbury Hospital

New Forest Centre

St Barbe's Museum and Art Gallery

Yeovil Theatre

Landmark Art Fairs, Teddington, London

St. Matthias Church, Richmond, London

Fine Gallery, Durlstone Country Park, Swanage

South West Academy, The Castle, Exeter

Peer Gallery, Ventnor, Isle of Wight

Quay Arts, Newport, IOW

Monkton Arts IOW

For a full CV please contact me on one of the contact forms.

 

 

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