Painting is a passion and a hugely important part of my life.
My preferred medium is oil paint used either on canvas or board. It suits every painting mood and subject matter, whether semi abstraction or figurative and naturalistic. Although I sometimes move into watercolour or acrylic for quick sketch work, I nearly always return to oils for finished pieces.
I have recently spent some time working in portraiture and this has led into a more graphic approach to my landscape and other works. My current work contains a stronger drawn element with looser painting. I have a deep interest in the use of colour and its ability to convey mood and emotion.
Painting, for me, is an ongoing process of discovery and a desire to find the combination that unlocks the power of the artist's vision.
I will be exhibiting at the Art Fair Cheshire at the Macclesfield Town Hall from Thursday 23rd September to Sunday 3rd October 2021. A commission of 40 per cent of any sales will go directly to the East Cheshire Hospice.
I will provide updated information on related events when this is available.