About me

I'm an artist based in Norfolk in the UK, creating art that has excited me from its conception, perhaps when first viewed in the landscape or straight from my imagination and built up through my life experiences via layers of paint and mixed media. Currently I am concentrating on landscape art in a more contemporary style to my previous way of working, but I still like to work on the odd watercolour which will feature in the forms of other subject matter such as animals and floral art.

Me, sketching in Yorkshire
Me, sketching in Yorkshire
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My aim when starting any new piece of artwork is to capture a moment in time that was special for me or captivated me in some way, that I felt moved to paint it.
I no longer strive for the realism so much as the feeling, atmosphere and sense of history I want to relate to you, the viewer. I want you to feel something, even if it's a different 'something' to my own feelings; if it moves you in some way, then I will have accomplished what I set out to do.
To convey these feelings, I call upon over 35 years of experience of painting and teaching in different mediums and techniques and applying them mostly as a mixed media, via a build up of layers of colour, texture, quality of line and washes. Sometimes there are many layers and sometimes there are fewer, it all depends on how the art comes together and what each layer adds to the next. Sometimes there are many 'twists and turns' with a piece of art to make it reveal itself, but ultimately it gets there and that feeling is very satisfying and I know I can say it's finished.
Although based in Norfolk, which I consider a 'gentle' landscape with glorious big skies and one I love, I don't confine my art to it exclusively. On my travels around the UK over the years, there are many times my heart has skipped a beat looking at what stretched out before me and some of those experiences will be represented in my work.