Welcome to my art website.
As a perennial doodler, drawing and scribbling down ideas and designs has always been a part of my life. However, fine artwork is something I have come to later in life, developing out of a love of nature and gardening. After studying garden design I was fortunate to have the opportunity to study fine art at degree level at Scarborough School of Art 2014-2017 from which I graduated with a 2:1 BA in fine art.
Since graduating I have built my portfolio along with running an art supply and material shop and gallery first in the market vaults, then at 15 eastborough and now at larger premises at 21 Eastborough, Scarborough.
Here I have studio space to develop and hone my skills along with experimenting widely with a broad variety of mediums and styles. I'm constantly inspired and influenced by my surroundings, the historic faded granduer and the magestic coastline. The ever changing vista of sea and sky.
Extract from my artist statement trying to describe what it it I feel and try to do:
"As a painter I use colour, texture and brushwork to cast a vision- a fusion of sight and feeling, to elicit a Sublime Pause; a moments unfiltered reflection, a visceral response to depictions of natural phenomena.
Inspired by Turner and the Sublime movement and symbolist painters, my work depicts the rhythms and inconstancies of the forces of nature and the elements. This ever-transforming flux of constant change. These energies that surround and flow through us. My experiences of these phenomena are transposed and re-transmitted as art, translated into the language of colour and imagery.
The qualities of the paint itself dictates the physicality of the work as it pools or flows, creates impasto opacities or transparent layers. Intuitively led, vision, action and expression combine, building patterns and forms with dreamlike aspects whilst still relating to recognisable imagery.
It is the Sublime quest to connect with something beyond the every day, to connect to something other- the vastness of nature, to create the opportunity for others to experience this and share the vision, that leads me to paint in this way, to extend the fleeting moments of wonder. "