About the artist
Local landscapes. Quiet and contemplative almost minimal. Various sizes. Oils, pastels, charcoal, collage. Poems, cards, books, prints.
BA (fine art) Nottingham Trent. DRSAM (clarinet) Glasgow
After a many years as a part-time teacher I now make art full time.
Recently the quiet but fragile landscape of Chichester Harbour, the flood plain, and the remnants of mans interventions have become a fruitful source of inspiration - a place where life is played out. Nature at work. Nature on the edge.
Generally I work in my studio from sketches, written observations, memory and occasionally photographs.
Work can take time to evolve - days, months, even years - simplifying and abstracting to arrive at the point where the image corresponds to the inspiration. An equivalence.
Mainly I work in series, exploring variations in light, colour, movement, mark making and dynamic.
From Chichester along A259, left immediately before Bull's Head pub. Venue on right overlooking the pond.
12 Mill Lane, Fishbourne, West Sussex PO19 3JN