My usual method of working is to first gather as much information as possible about what has inspired me. Thus, I may take sketches & photographs back to my studio, where I allow adequate time for reflection before embarking on a painting. I do not like to make paintings from copying my photographs of a particular place. I prefer to illustrate the special elements which have become lasting impressions.
As I have become increasingly interested in abstraction, I am exploring some new techniques & approaches. This is an attempt to portray moods, feelings, even dreams – in short, my retrospective & emotional responses to my world. This is very challenging but can also be very rewarding.
I have quite lot of experience running workshops for local art groups in Dorset and Somerset. I like to engage with the participants as they (and I) tackle the tasks. I prefer NOT to do demonstrations.
Pictures, from top left:
Canopy, unframed acrylic, 40x40cm
Freshening Breeze, unframed acrylic, 50x50cm
Ground Beneath My Feet, unframed acrylic, 40x40cm
Blues in the Night, unframed acrylic, 50x50cm