Winning Sussex Fine Artist & Printmaker
work is about atmosphere, feeling and colour.
both a Painter and a Printmaker,
blur the boundaries between the two, mixing media
within each image; often adding collage, watercolour,
acrylic, and pen & ink to my paintings, etchings
and collagraphs. The influence
of each medium plays an important part in determining
the character of the final piece. Enjoying
the process of creation and allowing myself the
freedom to experiment keeps my work fresh and exciting.
landscapes and skies are inspired by Walks
with my Woofs (Boris & Riley our lovely
naughty dogs from the RSPCA). Layers and splashes
of paint added to delicate detail capture the enchanting
beauty and convey the feeling, the mood, the timeless
essence of each place. Touches of gold and sparkling
mica flakes create movement and light.
wildlife and animal paintings and etchings are rich
in character and expression, their personalities
come alive, touching your heart as they make you
smile. By contrasting bold expressive brush strokes
with intricate detail I bring the animals to life
and create the atmosphere of their worlds.
my life I've lived by the sea around the world:
on the Gold Coast of West Africa, beside the crystal
clear waters of the Bahamas and on the New England
Coast in the US, before raising my family near Brighton's
famous pebble beach. Naturally Im drawn to
paint beautiful atmospheric seascapes, dramatic
skies and gorgeous golden beaches. Echoes
and flavours of time spent in West Africa and the
Caribbean enrich my work.
work has been featured in Sussex
Life, Arty Magazine,
Brighton & Hove Life and
contrast my traditional printmaking (which uses
techniques essentially the same as those used by
artists for hundreds of years) with cutting edge
digital techniques. My series of moon images, including
'Blue Moon' and 'Full
Moon' are created using the latest digital art
expertise on Fine Art Giclèe printing is
well recognized - I am the contributing
author on the process of Giclèe Printing
in the recently published international book 'Traditional
and Contemporary Printmaking Techniques'.
In 2009 I illustrated a book written by a collector
of my work which has been published to worldwide