I'm drawn to painting people. I occasionally dip my toe into say, a landscape, only to find it empty without humans in it. I want to capture the moment, that quirky mannerism, the hunch of the shoulder, the rolled foot, whatever it maybe, I see it, and see it as a painting. Sometimes what I've seen is obvious in the image, other times it's about my imagining the persons background or thoughts at that precise moment, and I'm translating that onto the canvas.
Most of my work is in oil, but I occassionally experiment with watercolour and mixed media. I rely on my own photography for reference, as my camera, hopefully, catches the moment that caught my attention. Generally my work is Alla Prima, focusing on the essence of the image, rather than the finer detail, and I'm a great one for working part of the time upside down, (the canvas that is, not me) to ensure I keep my work loose.
Commissions welcome and artwork for sale
Visitors welcome by appointment
1 Hills Green Cottages