Oil paintings in contemporary vibrant style. Mostly sea/landscapes of local area and from travels abroad.
I have lived in Modbury in the South Hams, Devon for many years. Some time ago, following a career in teaching, I returned to painting with renewed vision and energy exploring a vibrant approach. The landscape and coastal areas close by are incredibly beautiful filling me with awe and inspiration to paint. Visits to family in New Zealand have also provided me with amazing experiences where the wild coastlines are a wonderful stimulus. Whether at home or abroad the effect of constantly changing light on sea and landscapes evokes strong emotions which I then attempt to express in my art. Delighting in the flexibility, malleability and rich colour of oil paint I paint in a contemporary energetic style. I enjoy using a palette knife and experimenting with various ways of applying the paint to achieve the desired effect: knives, brushes, rags and fingers all come into play! My work evolves as I constantly strive to capture the essence of my subject. In recent years I have exhibited at the Ariel Centre in Totnes, Harbour House in Kingsbridge, The Barn Gallery at Greenway National Trust (solo), SHAF Arts Trail, The Loft Studio at Salcombe Art Club, Bistro One in Plymouth (solo), The First Floor at Avon Mill, Birdwood House in Totnes, The Flavel at Dartmouth (solo), Salcombe Contemporary Art Fair, the RAMM Gallery, Exeter and Artizan Gallery, Torquay. During Spring and Summer 2016 I was a resident artist at The Gallery Studio, Dartington.