I am a painter and printmaker based in Crewe. I originally trained to degree level during the 1970's, and returned to painting when an enforced rest due to injury gave me time to establish myself as an artist again.
I completed a Masters Degree in Fine Art in 2003 and have never looked back
I continue to exhibit and sell my own work in solo exhibitions, and as part of the Cheshire Artists Network, 'ArtsXstra'and Outline Art groups. More recently I have opened a shop on Etsy, the online marketplace. Work is held in private and public collections as far away as Norway.
I find much of my inspiration from walking in coastal locations in Wales, observing the eroding actions of wind and wave on rocks, breakwaters, ancient settlements and washed up beach debris. This provides a rich source of subtle colours, textures and ambiguous forms, their original shapes worn away almost to abstraction.
I prefer to let my observations linger in my memory for a while, to be further distilled and abstracted until shapes, colour and textural effects emerge onto paper or canvas as an essence of reality.
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