S.A.A. ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2017 awarded Best Proffessional ABSTACT or EXPERIMENTAL. SOCIETY of MARINE ARTISTS 2017 shortlist, awaiting final judgement.
Thank you for viewing my web-site, the following pages contain a smaill selection of my work, my most recent paintings, and an archive section displaying a wide range of previous subjects spanning my many years as a Fine Artist.
My primary inspiration now stems from my unspoilt Pembrokeshire surroundings and my travels.
I am often inspired by my daily walks with my dog, natural forces on the shoreline, rocks, stone walls, knarled trees grasping to hold onto the banks by the water; after the storms my walk is softened by a carpet of seaweeds & flotsom, then, continueing up the bridle path to the open windswept, sunshine softened fields. In Summer a mass of waving wildflowers , in Winter an angry,whistling, wildness.
In Spring an insistant burst of life will fall across my world translating to my canvas's a new joy, a fresh, vibrant, fullness.
The organic textures found in these weathered elements create a tension & balance always perfect, revealing a mystery of growth & decay, life & death.
My irregular textured surfaces are achieved with an energy & sense of immediacy trying to commit these impressions to a surface with the application & removal of many layers & materials, careful caligraphic marks may show some indication of place.
Visually I want my work to be intriguing, to invoke an emotion but not a fact, each viewer will have their own personal story, feelings & memories.