I am a scientist by training but my father was an illustrator, my sister is a potter and my nephew is a silversmith, so there is some family connection with art and craft. I started life drawing in 2014 and, in 2016, I enrolled on a part-time painting course at The Art Academy in London, graduating in 2018. I retired at the end of 2020 to spend more time developing my art interests in my small studio in Crowmarsh Gifford, where I live. I've recently enrolled on a year-long course at Newlyn Art School which will involve frequent train journeys to Cornwall – always a pleasure.
I am drawn to a striking image, often one with bold geometric shapes or a dramatic play of light. I tend to use an earthy palette, reflecting my interest in painters like Paul Nash and Modernists such as Peter Lanyon. I am trying to be more adventurous with my palette, but pure abstraction has eluded me so far. Nearly all my paintings to date are figurative but I like to introduce some sort of narrative into the paintings to try and take them beyond simply images of places or people.
I enjoy exhibiting locally through Reading Guild of Artists and Oxford Art Society. In 2019 my painting 'Watching, Waiting' was accepted into an exhibition at Mall Galleries in London.
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