My work reflects a sensitivity for the natural world and our impact on it. I am often drawn to the overlooked aspects of nature and the many mini ecosystems that play an integral part to the functioning of a healthy planet. My aim is to draw the viewer in and hope that they will take time to stop and reflect; allowing their thoughts to wander and perhaps evoke a feeling of nostalgia and a desire for the world to slow down.
Colour is especially important to me and I have an experimental and intuitive approach when I paint. I like to put three or four colours on my palette and see if they sit well together and then just see what happens if I mix this with that, noticing what mood evolves. This can be an exciting and free way of working which I enjoy.
I find that my work very much reflects my mood and circumstances at any given time. It can be quite serious and melancholic; at other times it can be humourous and playful with a sense of fun and naivety.
Inspiration for my work is never far away but I especially like spending time walking on the Somerset Levels and Sand Bay with my leggy lurcher Peggy by my side.
All works are professionally framed using high quality archival materials. My giclee prints are limited editions and are reproduced by a company in Bristol who use lightfast inks.