My work mainly consists of medium to large canvases. Using acrylics and palette knives, I create bold, vibrant paintings with a loose, relaxed style.
I prefer to work on two or three pieces simultaneously, moving from one thought process to the next to keep a fresh approach. Gardens, wild swimmers, and coastlines are my favourite subjects. My most recent work has also included studies of horses and birds.
The fields and woodlands surrounding my home play a huge part in influencing my work, as the colours and landscape are constantly changing. Work has recently been completed to transform the upper floor of our barn into a light and spacious studio with the room required to accommodate larger canvases.
I find I have always been drawn to the impressionist painters Renoir, Cezanne, Monet and Van Gogh for inspiration and I love the work of The Bloomsbury Set. To me, their work feels fresh and timeless.
I try to relay a feeling of freedom and relaxation in my work. Subjects painted are predominantly chosen for how they make me feel, then I try to recreate that same emotion in the painting.
As I haven’t been painting for very long, I think it is important for me to experiment with new techniques and materials in the future to improve and learn as I go.
To me, painting isn’t just the interpretation of a view or a certain place, it’s a feeling. I want people to move beyond thought, when they look at my work, and go straight to their sensations!
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