Welcome, I’m a fine artist living and working at the edge of the Derbyshire Peak District. My favourite medium is watercolour which captures the characteristic translucency I love to achieve in paintings. However, I also adopt a mixed media approach, adding pastel, graphite or acrylic media, with an emphasis on achieving textural effects. Much of my contemporary genre is developed outside or in ‘plein air’, adding spontaneity and authenticity to semi- abstract mark making.
The works are an emotional response to my surroundings rather than any physical representation. More recently I have explored abstract art techniques which offer a wonderful freedom of expression. Whatever medium I work with, my artwork explores the atmospherics and dynamics of the natural world through the seasons and focuses largely on the elemental. My portfolio also includes photograms, an early form of photography, which explores ‘spirit of place’ in our locality.