My work is about ‘Place’ …… an intuitive response to particular areas of the landscape and coast that are important to me. How the same place has a totally different mood and atmosphere on different days in different weather conditions…. capturing that moment – on that day – at that time. My method of working is to completely immerse myself in the situation, walking and working directly in the landscape. I collect, flowers and grasses, soil samples, twigs and stones etc. and sketch using compressed charcoal and water and found materials.
My work is in acrylic and oils and evolves through the process of building up layers of paint creating a sensuous surface of textures. My intention is for the viewer to experience a connection with the work, maybe a memory, or a recollection evoked by the visual language of the marks, gestures and colours.