My paintings are a personal response to the extreme forces of nature, reflecting my constant fascination with wild places that are always at the mercy of the elements, the power and drama of waves, skies and the edge of land.
Through the use of oil paint, I seek to capture the essence of the weather, natural structures and water, the infinite, captivating space between myself and the distant horizon.
My starting point is to draw or paint on site in all weathers, to record the essential energy of the place and the moment; these beginnings are then developed in the studio into paintings on canvas, using a mix of oil paint, sand and other materials to create multi-layer works that through their rich colours and textures reflect the timelessness of these wild places.
The works are all based on a small stretch of coastline on the peninsular of Cornwall that was once a functioning copper mine. Ruined chimneys, natural sea arches, cliffs and hidden coves make up this new body of work.
SUN PATH AT BOTALLACK, 2016. SOLD
LAND FLOWS TO SEA. SOLD
Land Sea and Sky. Mixed media on paper, 38 x 25cm. SOLD
Bay of Islands. Oil, sand on canvas, 122 x 92 cm
Rocks at Botallack, Cornwall. Oil, sand on canvas, 122 x 60 cm. SOLD