Having patiently waited for the opportunity to embrace a childhood dream of being an artist, I am passionate about sharing how my life experiences and temperament have shaped my own view of landscape and people through painting.
I use observation and memory as a framework for painting in the studio drawing inspiration from En Plein Air sketches and paintings. Working from these I create an emotional, gestural and instinctive response to the subject. Memory has always been central to my practice. After two decades working in the city both in London and Asia it is important that as an artist I now listen and respond to these buried instincts. Reflecting on this from the beauty and peace of the ancient woodland of West Sussex where I live now will increasingly shape what and how I paint.
My practice is now increasingly split between the making of art and coaching. Combining recent creative experience and over 20 years working professionally in business development roles helps me pursue a growing fascination with what you cannot see as much as what you can see in the places and people we encounter. Getting to the essence and spirit of things is vital to how I live, work and paint.
2019-Newlyn Art School Mentoring Programme
2013-2015, MA Fine Art, University of Chichester
2011-2013, Foundation Diploma in Art, West Dean College