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.
“I love the moor, it's raw beauty and immensity and I want to try and capture the moment. The colours are always stunning from the bright, crisp winter skies to the muted misty autumnal vistas. The sea is a different challenge, the ever changing colours, the fact that one minute you can be painting in full bright sun and in the next sea mists are removing the view in moments.
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!
Delamore Arts, Cornwood, Devon – 2020 – Selected
Endelienta, St Endellion, Cornwall – selected
Drawn to the Valley Winter Exhibition 2019
Spot the Artist, St Ives, Cornwall 2019
Drawn to the Valley Open Studios 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Tavistock Summer Exhibition, Devon 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 - selected
Drawn to the Valley Spring Exhibition 2019
Royal Opera Arcade Gallery, Pall Mall, London – 2018
The Big Colyton Art Show, Colyford, Devon 2018, 2020 – selected
Wildwood Gallery, Devon 2018
Moor Otters Arts Trail, Dartmoor National Park, Devon 2017 and 2020 – 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