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I have always enjoyed making still life paintings and over the years have done it for my own pleasure and for family presents.
I am very interested in Spanish 17th Century still life painting particularly the work of father and son Francisco and Juan de Zurbaran
At the beginning of lockdown I gathered together a number of favourite objects, jugs belonging to my mother, my grandfather’s whisky glass, a pottery inkwell I unearthed as a child…. I began gathering seasonal blooms from the garden added fruit and began a daily routine of painting.
I have continued the routine and as well as amassing a fair body of work have kept myself sane.
These days I paint mainly landscape and seascape using recurrent themes of weather and light.I am attracted to ideas which involve brooding skies over land and sea. I use the contrast of turbulent and placid water and often focus on effects of diffuse sunlight.For many years I had a career in art education.Now I am a full-time practitioner, privileged to be able to express my skills and ideas for myself.
I have exhibited widely, both at home and abroad, and I am proud to be associated on this occasion with two old and very talented friends.
My work is mainly based on the natural environment and I always work outdoors with some alla prima in the studio. I take my initial outdoor paintings back to the studio, where I study them to discover what I have. This usually involves some form of ‘reductionism’ or simplification. I then return to the original location and work further into them. I may do this many times until the work comes alive and satisfies me.
My aim is to produce work that excites me, and to that end, I constantly push new constructs based on drawing with passion and bravery. Materials inspire me, together with no preconceived ideas, and an open mind and heart.
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