About me (and my little black dog)
I love where I live! I grew up in Cornwall on the edge of Bodmin Moor and have always been inspired by what's around me. I find constant joy in the change of seasons and the nature around me. I feel the need to share my love for this very special part of the world which I do through the medium of paint.
It's colour that really captures me. A bright spring green or soft Atlantic blue that's what what makes me sing. I work only with primary colours (nearly always with my trusty palette knife). I think by sticking to a simple palette the painting will sit well together.
I want to try and avoid a chocolate box style while still getting across the beauty of my local surroundings. I paint both 'en plein air' and from sketches and photos in my home based studio. The different processes have different results and styles.
This is my little black dog. She is a 'proper' Cornish little dog (lots of breads from Mullion) and my companion for most of my walks and everything else. She patiently looks at me in disbelief as I take yet another photo of a flower, of a view, a bit of hedgerow... that I know NEEDS to be painted!
Green Hill Art - Open Exhibition 2022 - Selected
Delamore Arts, Cornwood, Devon – 2020, 2021,2022 – Selected
Endelienta, St Endellion, Cornwall – selected
Drawn to the Valley Winter Exhibition 2019, 2021
Spot the Artist, St Ives, Cornwall 2019
Drawn to the Valley Open Studios 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021
Tavistock Summer Exhibition, Devon 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021
Drawn to the Valley Spring Exhibition 2019, 2021
Royal Opera Arcade Gallery, Pall Mall, London – 2018
The Big Colyton Art Show, Colyford, Devon 2018, 2020, 2022 – selected
Wildwood Gallery, Devon 2018
Moor Otters Arts Trail, Dartmoor National Park, Devon 2017 and 2020, 2022 – selected
Spring into Art, Mount Edgecombe 2015 selected
Art at the Works – Tavistock, Devon 2015 – Shared exhibition
River, Moor and Sea, Bodmin Shire Hall, Cornwall 2015
Bodmin Shire Hall, Cornwall – with Andy North and Colin Davies 2014