Since childhood holidays in St. Ives, I have always felt a close affinity for Cornwall. Drawn by the wonderful coastline and quality of light, I have been living and painting near Falmouth since the late 1990's.
Although I started out as a landscape artist I enjoy a variety of subject matter and take great pleasure from painting portraits. I often get pulled between painting in a loose, lively impressionistic style and focusing on capturing the intricacies of what catches my eye. I find I am drawn to the subtleties and details created by light on the land and sea.
I paint in oils and strive to create fresh, colourful and unique views of the natural world. I am developing a contemporary impressionistic style and I’m becoming more expressive in how I apply paint and make marks on the canvas or board.
I enjoy sketching outdoors when I can, returning to my studio to take pleasure in the process of painting and experimenting with techniques and effects. I can always find new and exciting places in Cornwall to visit. I often like returning to the same haunts as no scene is ever quite the same, everything is always changing, particularly the light.