About me

Whilst I have painted all of my adult life I have only had the opportunity to become a full-time artist in 2016.

I am increasingly preoccupied with environmental impacts, large and small, on our flora and fauna and am using my art to highlight these issues. See Eco Art in my gallery for more detail. I'm currently working towards an autumn exhibition on this theme so watch this space!

 

The impulse to paint, for me, is always connected with atmosphere, texture, and light. Whilst I prefer to paint in the studio, my work is done from sketches and photographs taken on location.

I get most of my inspiration from my local environment here in Suffolk, UK - but travelling also gives so much richness and so many opportunities to capture nature's beauty.

 

Seal of Reproval
Seal of Reproval

Acrylic on Clayboard 28 x 35 cm

Lily _ Lil-Let Pond
Lily _ Lil-Let Pond

Acrylic on Clayboard 28 x 35 cm

Mountain Ash with Mizzle
Mountain Ash with Mizzle

Acrylic paint on Ampersand Gessoboard 34 x 34 cm Painting of Autumn leaves and berries created in the contemporary negative painting style

Knot Happy
Knot Happy

Acrylic on Clayboard 20 x 20cm

(R)Egret
(R)Egret

Acrylic on Clayboard 28 x 35 cm

Promises to Come
Promises to Come

Acrylic on Clayboard 28 x 35 cm #Negativepainting I love seedheads even more than foliage or flowers - they hold such potential for the future

Days of Green and Gold (2)
Days of Green and Gold (2)

Acrylic on Board #negativepainting

Woodland Blight
Woodland Blight

First in a series of paintings highlighting local environmental issues Acrylic on Clayboard 20 x 20cm

Mute Swan
Mute Swan