In my late teens I discovered my passion for painting to express myself creatively and that passion has never left me. I still believe life is more beautiful with colour and richer with expressive art decorating your walls.
While I continue to explore the textures and colours of the Cornish landscape my work has evolved and become more abstract, more to do with expressing the sensation of elemental forces and intensity of light.
My early life was spent in London and then Oxford before travelling extensively. I lived in New York in the early 1980s while I pursued my modelling career and that is where my paintings were exhibited for the first time. After absorbing the the colours of Africa and the vastness of Australia, I moved to St Ives in 1995 and opened my own studio gallery.
Now in my purpose built studio, just fifteen minutes from St Ives, my work is less concerned with the depiction of specific places, but incorporating the memory and the emotion of these places and allowing a wider range of subject matter.
Over the years my work has developed, become more etherial, more sensual, offering the viewer the pleasure of discovery.
Painting, for me, is always an exhilarating adventure and I am so grateful to be able to spend my time doing something I love. “Do what you love, and you will never work a day in your life”. Indulging my passion for colour, light, texture, being impulsive, being creative, being experimental, being authentic, is being who I want to be.
My St Ives Gallery is open a couple of times a year and my studio is open by appointment for you to view available paintings or discuss a commission.
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All best wishes,
Courlander Gallery, Richmond Surrey
Taurus Gallery, Oxford
Lander Gallery, Truro
Gallery One0two, London
Art Life, Devon
Nicholas Hagen Fine Art, London
Sanmar Gallery, USA
Lennox Gallery, London
Modern Artists Gallery, Whitchurch on Thames
Kennedy Gallery, Provincetown USA
Galerie Pelar, New York, USA
Wills Art Warehouse, London
Croft Wingates, Market Harborough
Big Wide Bay, Tavistock
The Westbourne Gallery, London
The 28th Street Gallery, New York
Corporate Commissions Include
Brooks and Jeal, Wadebridge (5 paintings for boardroom and offices)
Gonwin Manor, Carbis Bay (37 paintings for 6 holiday cottages)
Risk Analysis, London (6 paintings for boardroom and offices)
Lovell, London (triptych for reception area)
Browns Wine Bar and Bistro, Sidmouth (3 large paintings for the restaurant)
The Zone Hotel, Newquay (triptych for the restaurant)
Pooleys Chartered Accountants, Truro (9 paintings for boardroom and offices)
Excel Centre, London (150 paintings up to 6'x6' for the conference rooms)
Porthmeor Beach Café St Ives Cornwall (8 paintings 8'x8')
TNA Europe, Birmingham (70 paintings from up to 12’x5')