About My Practice
‘It is not the eyes but the soul that sees’ - Descartes
I like to think of my practice as 'emotional archaeology' – an excavation of the memories, feelings and associations I experience when I am out in the landscape.
How it feels, moves, sounds and smells, and what this suggests to me, are as important as how it looks; so, I often use non-visual sensing techniques, stream of consciousness writing, poetry, and found objects alongside plein-air sketches and photography to document my impressions.
These are the raw materials that I use to make my finished paintings which are themselves made outside in my home studio in Camberley, Surrey.
A few facts
I have been painting for over 25 years and am mostly self-taught, but I’ve had a professional practice since graduating from the Newlyn School of Art Professional Mentoring Programme in 2018 where I was tutored by some of Britain’s leading contemporary artists and teachers.
I have exhibited at several galleries in Cornwall and at pop-up events near London, and my work hangs in private collections in the UK, France, the Philippines, Canada and Japan.