I just can’t resist the beauty of nature.
The interplay of vibrant colours can be so uplifting and the wealth of intricate details sure can feed the curiosity.
I can emerse myself in intimate mark-making and gain a deeper involvement with the materials. Beginnings are experimental and inventive and many layers are built up. I am happiest when there is a richness of colour and something new to descover with every look.
The Tangles series was created in the studio. Dried flowers, ribbons, threads and fabrics were all collected together and intermingled in a box, my personal collection of treasures. At this point they seemed to represent the entanglements and confusions of life at the time and a search for meaning.
This eclectic group of paintings represents a pure fascination with the painting as it’s own subject. I was interested in our inner landscape and what emerges from the subconscious, and particularly the underlying decision-making when there was no fixed outcome in mind. Free expression, experimentation, colour sensitivities… all help us understand ourselves on a deeper level.
The Bradenstoke paintings were created in the studio from memory. It involved a deep searching over many layers trying to convey the feeling of walking across uneven terrain which was open to the elements.
The second Stanton Park series looks directly at the water and particularly at the natural debris and how it interconnects accross the surface. It allowed for a playful interplay of mark-making colour interactions.
The Sprites of Plaum’s Pitt series looks particularly at the fascinating remnants of plants which naturally arrived floating on the fishing lake. They appeared and disappeared, bobbing on the surface. Quite magical.
Thank you for visiting. This page is currently under construction. I will be regularly adding work so I do hope you visit often. Thank you.