“It really doesn’t seem over twenty years ago that I took the determined step to move to St Ives and spend my time working solely as an artist. In retrospect it was a wonderful decision because I feel more artistically vital than ever.
“My paintings are abstractions and elements of reflected light; vibrant energy and raw emotion. I paint from the heart and my new work is a culmination of more than thirty years experimentation and artistic creativity. As ever, the overriding and continuous element is my insatiable passion for painting”.
“Instinctive and impulsive, there are no limitations or rules in my work. I just paint what I want to paint and how I want to paint it. The vivacity with which I work is also completely unrestrained so that I am utterly absorbed, completely lost in the process, allowing the paint and the movement to take over entirely”.
“Whether a sweeping sky or shimmering horizon, evoking the coastal light of St Ives, or an abstract arising from an element of landscape, the incredible diversity of the Cornish coastline continually feeds into my work. Colour and texture are also vitally important, so I apply layer upon layer of paint, perhaps combining it with raw pigment or other mediums to create depth and intensity”.
“I am compelled to paint and always try to challenge myself to push artistic boundaries. Working immersed in loud music allows my creative instincts to take over, giving me complete freedom of expression. It is this passion, and its authenticity and originality, that people most often respond to when they see my work”.
“Over the years I have undertaken many unique painting commissions for both private and corporate clients. Commissions are always exhilarating for me, and also a bit of an adventure for collectors new to commissioning a work of art. As well as creating unique paintings for client’s homes, I have produced original collections for public spaces, boardrooms and hotels, including 150 paintings for the Excel Conference Centre in London. The faith my corporate and private clients place in me as an artist when commissioning a painting is an honour that I do not take lightly. Whether it's a single painting or a complete cohesive collection, every canvas is handmade to order and painted individually to meet each client’s exact and specific requirements”.
“It has always been my belief that art does not have to be pretentious, or full of hidden meaning that needs an explanation; it merely has to delight the viewer”.
If you would like a catalogue of my work that is currently available, or would like to be added to my emailing list, please do get in touch."
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