C O N T E M P O R A R Y A R T I S T A N D J E W E L L E R Y M A K E R
P A I N T I N G S (approx £150 - £600)
My work is influenced by my rural surroundings, its patterns, shapes, colours and fall of light. Colour is my main inspiration, whether it be subtle or otherwise. I usually use acrylics and do not plan a painting, but work intuitively, allowing the image to emerge and develop. I build up layers of paint, scratching through to colours underneath (oil pastel). This sgraffito technique is now an important part of my painting process.
I mainly paint small abstract landscapes, but also produce more spiritual work in which I try to convey a sense of peace and calm. I have recently produced some paintings in oil and cold wax, a new and exciting medium for me, as it encourages an intuitive and spontaneous way of working.
My black and white monochrome pieces are very recent and came about through a process of grieving. These are generally much larger and more abstract, using different mixed media. It was very emotional working on them, particularly my first one, 'Bigger than Grief' (please see 'Home' section).