Abstract textural paintings
I paint in response to the inspiration of the land and the sea, My paintings are a narrative of a life
lived within two very different landscapes, the chalk of Sussex and the granite coast of Cornwall.
I have always felt compelled to explore, photograph and paint the countryside in all its changing
moods and seasons.
My paintings are unpopulated, I am the sole observer. The marks in the landscape made by man, the
winding paths and ancient field systems are the geometry of my work. I seek the structure beneath
the earth, and at times express this structure through pure abstraction. I absorb each place I paint
on a subconscious level and this inner landscape re-emerges in my abstract painting. I strive to
reflect the sense of peace and timelessness that certain places radiate.
I work from sketches, photographs and research historical and geological data to further inform my
work. I use acrylic paint in layers which I scratch and score to produce rich textures. Colour and
texture are very important to me. I tend to work obsessively in series, and will have five paintings
on the same subject, though none of them will look the same once completed. Usually out of the
five paintings one good one emerges.