The Landscape is the main suject of my painting. I am interested in painting conservation spaces, ecosystems and places of sustainability, especially hidden or forgotten spaces that I stumble across on my walls, in particuar around Stanmer Park and the Downs.
I make sketches, take photos, research and just spend time in every space that I paint and then take this back to my studio at Phoenix Art Space, where I create the painting using oils or acrylics. I love the physicality of paint; it allows me to explore the landscape further through mark-making, chance happening and colour. I gained a BA (Hons)in Painting at the University of Brighton and recently an MA (Hons) in Painting at Wimbledon, UAI, so research is incorporated into my practice.
Some of the paintings in this window are a smaller version of the larger paintings on my website, hence 'Little' prefixing their titles.
I take commission and paint to a size that suits, from small to 7ft.
Last year I was commissioned to write and illustrate the practical book 'If you're bored with Acrylics, Read this book', part of a series by Octopus Publishing. It's available in all bookstores and online.
I was also commissioned by the Shell Heritage Art Collection and Lord Montagu to create an anniversary poster, now hanging in the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu alongside Paul Nash's and Graham Sutherland's.