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I am an artist working in the South of England near the sea. I grew up surrounded by fields but it was only a twelve minute drive to the coast. My subject matters are based on the visual and are trying to capture the feeling of awe that only a child can feel when faced with the sea on a hot day or the woods in a thunderstorm.
My work is mainly in acrylic as I find the possibilities are endless and exciting within this medium, whilst using the glue qualities to incorporate thin papers when I feel they are necessary. To be honest, I am influenced by anything that catches my eye whether it be an old record cover or a famous painting, both will have a significant effect if they inspire me at the time.
My style seems to be a naive type of surrealism, which suits my creative path. This quote by Winston S Churchill in his painting for a pastime sums up art for me:
‘Happy are the painters for they shall not be lonely. Light and colour, peace and hope will keep them company to the end – or almost to the end of the day’.
I am Lucky enough to work full-time as an artist and teacher. I owe a great deal to students and family who support and those who love art enough to buy it.