My paintings are responses to memories of journeys. I’m interested in that single moment when the interplay of light, movement, pattern and colour combine to reveal an unexpected dynamism in the landscape.
My preferred medium is oil paint. I love its mobility, often mixing directly onto the canvas so that colour and shape come together in the same action. This process echoes the ‘travelling through’ element of my response to the landscape.
I take my inspiration from the colours of the landscape whilst the influences of Constable’s oil sketches, Augustus John and John Piper.
Although my need to record in colour remains paramount, my focus is changing. I’m searching out locations that facilitate connections between natural and architectural shapes. I’m revealing a deeply atmospheric and evocative sense of time and place, a feeling of ‘history’.
Ultimately, I’d like my paintings to prompt people to take a moment to connect with and reflect upon their own memories perhaps long forgotten.
High Melton, Doncaster
The Cavendish Gallery, Keighley
The Calder Gallery, Hebden Bridge
The Ilkley Art Show 2015
The Ilkley Art Shop 2016
Shoo Media 2016
Ilkley Art Trail 2016