My work is not to reproduce a likeness, but to capture the characteristics of the subject. It can be pure abstraction or often abstract representation. Approaching landscape in the same manner as still life, breaking down what I see until the composition is right. Simplicity in it's raw form is the ultimate goal. Work usually starts in the sketchbook, working from outdoors or from photos.
Inspired by the great Artists Patrick Heron for his bold use of colour and Jean Michelle-Basquiat for his grafitti style, elements of this can be seen in my work.
Another passion is to design cards and wrapping paper and making bits from otherwise thrown away things, such as feathers, tins and spent cartridges.
Exhibiting extensively since 2000, including Kimpton Art Show where I am an active Committee Member Curating the Show.
Chuffed to have been selected for second round of Delphian Gallery Open Call 2019.