About My Practice
I have been painting for over 25 years, and professionally for the last 2, 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.
I work and paint in my home studio in Camberley, Surrey.
I categorise my work as contemporary abstract painting as it focuses on very modern concerns of identity and place and the complex, layered relationship between the two.
They are the threads of meaning and significance that are spun from the environment around us.
These associations (acknowledged and forgotten) we weave into landscapes - mental and emotional constructs that are more than the earth, water and air of which they are composed.
I seek to unravel these associations and reform them in abstract intuitive paintings that evoke myth and memory; to reassert our deep affinity with place, not through flag or nation, but mediated by the Earth itself, of which we are a part.