Landscape painting is my passion abstract and representational; I cross between the two styles because I find by painting the real it can be abstracted into further ever more interesting configuration‘s.
I have been lucky to have lived in some beautiful areas of outstanding natural beauty including six years in the Alpine region of Victoria Australia and currently I reside just south of The Peak District National Park in Derbyshire UK.
I find inspiration in my everyday life and I paint what I encounter, so to create my art I spend many hours assessing the photographs I have taken as I have gone about my days. I carry a camera everywhere I go and try and capture opportune moments of light and weather effects.
I sketch and study a view to help place and rearrange the composition, I also crop and manipulate photographs to maximise the focal point of each work. This ensures that every artwork is unique to me and therefore unique to the viewer.
I work mainly in ‘Atelier Interactive Acrylic’ as it has the qualities of watercolour and dries beautifully matt to avoid the harsh shine sometimes found in acrylics. I also use acid free tissue paper and sand or glitter to add texture and interest depending on what the intended outcome of the piece is. I paint on a variety of supports including Loxley canvas and Arches watercolour paper and all work is professionally framed in white or off white frames and mounts.
Commissions and selling my work is important but art is my life and I am happy to collaborate and volunteer too if I think a project is worthwhile.