Welcome to my website, where I show my latest work. I paint in oil and prefer to work from life, finishing pieces off in the studio.
I trained in printed textile design and the themes i found interesting in my design work still feature strongly in my paintings and continue to develop. The use of colour to create a mood or vibrancy is a constant source of excitement, and this combined with pattern and texture in the right proportions complete the image.
Pattern has developed into loose brush strokes and marks, the intensity and combination of which hold huge importance to the final painting. Every mark on the canvas is vital in communicating what is being seen at that moment; landscapes and still lives are the tools with which i choose to illustrate my ideas
Please have a browse and email me if you are interested in a particular painting, a print of one or a commission influenced by any work that you see.
I am showing my work at Fortingall Art Summer Exhibition, Molteno Hall, Fortingall, PH15 2LW, from July 23rd to August 7th 2016, www.fortingallart.co.uk.