I’m an English artist working in the abstract expressionist style. I paint and sell from my studio at Estate of the Arts, Bristol UK. Please get in touch if you would like to arrange a studio viewing.
Much of my work reflects the different countries I have been to and the people I have met along the way. Most notably, living in Barcelona amongst the vibrant art scene, and the intensities and richness of India, fuelled my passion for colour.
Many of my paintings tend to offer an impression of the lights of city streets at night and are also influenced by the light and bustle of Barcelona, with a passing nod to Gaudi's multi-coloured mosaics. They have a rich surface texture and many layers.
I work very spontaneously, regularly changing my palette and experimenting with different processes. I use acrylic paint and sometimes mixed media to create a rich surface texture with many layers, using pattern and contrast to add depth and to lead the eye across the canvas. Colour is paramount, with many different techniques contributing to my creative process.
It’s only occasionally that I set out to do anything representational. Mostly I’m interested in exploring the colours, textures and depths that I can create. I paint what's in my head and the image develops as part of the creative process.
All of my paintings are on good quality canvas and I use professional artist quality paints, many of which are locally sourced in Somerset whenever possible.