Image of landscape painting

Paintings full of intrigue and atmosphere inspired by land, sea and sky.

Through a rich tapestry of brushwork, mark making and occasionally collage, my aim is create paintings where the surface textures and visual depth of a painting intrigue the viewer to want to look closer, to feel a sense of the atmosphere experienced in the energy of the landscape.

Through observation and photography I capture my emotional and sensory responses to the textures, colours and movement that make up the ever changing environment of the natural world

Working in multiples on canvas or wooden boards paintings begin with layers of intuitive, explorative loose brushstokes and marks. As the layers of paint begin build the surface evolves and each painting begins to develop its own unique history and identity.

Final stages become more considered while still allowing for intuitive responses to make their mark.  The goal being to keep a sense of spontaneity within the painting to keep it feeling as alive and dynamic as the inspiration behind its creation.

 

Capturing moments that inspire

The process of focusing on taking a photograph feeds my creativity, developing a deeper understanding and engagement with the natural world. I post many of these inspiring images on Instagram and Facebook. From the lichen on a metal rail to the texture of tree bark to the fragile intricate beauty of flora and fauna and the big open views of landscape and sky...I love it all!