Organic form has always seemed so beautiful to me, the way flora matures from seeds to plant life, trees, vegetables, fruit & flowers. They develop and evolve to their surroundings & habitat. I feel much of my passion for the natural world stems from growing up in a rural village in Somerset surrounded by Woodlands and Countryside. Britain has diverse native landscapes that are enticing to observe, however South Somerset will always be an enormous influence on my work.
Structure and texture of organic life is what excites me most of all, during the last three years I have explored and experimented using hundreds of techniques and different mediums with all sorts of tools to create a truly unique Impasto style that shares these organic details to life in my work.
My aim is to remind us all of how incredibly miraculous plant life is, to build a deeper respect for it to preserve our natural landscapes for future generations. I feel sharing the allure of flora in my work will bring thoughts to those who view my work, I hope to make them think how they could help to preserve the beauty our world.
2021 is planned to be a year of focus on establishing my work. Events will be few and far between. So new collections that will focus on the plant life on our extraordinary planet.
My Kaleidoscope Collection consists of Abstract Expressive Paintings with Organic inspired Impasto Textures that have been sculpted on Canvas and Created in a vibrant colour palette because I feel we all need a little bright and uplifting sometimes.
Wild UK Flora Collection – Ink drawings and expressive, impressionist paintings that explore and discuss preservation of the ancient woodlands, grasslands and meadows here in the UK. New Giclée Prints and pattern designs will also be released every month in 2021. My Studio currently is attached to the back of my home, its not ideal nonetheless has been found to be very useful as well as necessity over the past year during the pandemic.
“It is lines and colours put together so that they say something. For me that is the very basis of painting. The abstraction is often the most definite form for the intangible thing in myself that I can only clarify in paint.
I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way , things I had no words for.”
– Georgia O’Keeffe.