My work continues to be influenced by many factors but the vital motivation to paint is to explore what seems to be the essence or intrinsic values; I treasure moments to reflect on subjects.
Over the years I have built up a portfolio of techniques in order to offer an alternative perspective in the presentation of subjects, such as distinctive textural finishes, unexpected and various colour-rich treatments and reversing emphasis in pictures. It would be good, therefore, to think that the outcome is a little intriguing and inspiring!
The working and re-working of characteristic qualities - both observed and notional - allows for exploration and exciting discovery on the canvas; in my art is the joy of a life with some imaginative, random chaos counter-balanced by calm reflection to conclude a piece.
I would suggest that the imagination indeed has no boundaries and that depth of emotion revealed through art may be a natural outcome. I have, therefore, taken the decision to risk sharing my feelings with those who choose to look at my work.
Some recent exhibitions:
Torbay Guild of Artists, Torre Abbey
Birdwood House Gallery Totnes, Distract Exhibition
Devon Art Society seasonal exhibition
Artizan Gallery Torquay
The Cary Arms Boutique Hotel Babbacombe
Teignmouth TAAG Centre
Analogue Exhibition at Artizan Torquay
End of Summer Exhibition,Artizan
Torbay to London Project
Pop-up venues in Exeter
Crossing Continents Exhibition at Artizan Torquay
Devon County Show
Shades of Red Exhibition at Artizan Torquay
TQ Group at The Ariel Centre Totnes
TQ Group at The Crypt Gallery St Ives Cornwall
Edge Exhibition at Artizan Gallery Torquay
Aspects Exhibition at TAAG Teignmouth