one of my greatest challenges is embedding art into the everyday. 2021 has been shaped by periods of frenetic deadline-based painting and then burnt out contemplation. For 2022 I've tasked myself with creating a smaller painting every day between New Year and my birthday... my own personal 100-day challenge. They will all be oil on the same size panel 20cm x 25cm (with the odd exception) and priced at £195 each... read more
11th February - 11th March 2022 - Hatch Gallery, Christchurch, Dorset link
6th May - 3rd June 2022 - Herbert Headley Gallery, Rogate, West Sussex
4th - 6th November 2022 - Manchester Central Convention Complex, Windmill Street, Manchester
The soul is revealed through diaphanous glazes of oil paint suggesting distant horizons, the spirit dances in impasto petals of fragile beauty.
Time spent in silent contemplation absorbing landscape contrasts with frenetic bouts of activity in the studio, pushing and pulling oil paint, mark making with hands, brushes, pouring, scraping, revealing, losing. Seeking moments of chance, beauty revealed in the near and far, the vast and the intimate.