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A keen painter, mainly in oils, I'm a self-representing artist living in Derbyshire, on the edge of the English Peak District. My work tends to be intuitive, improvised, often richly textural and tonally variegated, perhaps reflecting the wonderful limestone and woodland environment I grew up in and currently inhabit.
I paint using a variety of knife, brush, direct hands-on, glazing, impasto or sgraffito techniques, often in a layered process to achieve richness and depth.
Frequently elements of landscape will blend into abstraction. I am fascinated by the idea of borderlands between abstraction and figuration. The way that a sense of place - arising...
- Joined August 27, 2007