“My work is a celebration of the effects of light revealed in rich and vibrant oil paint using my personal visual language of fresh and direct brushmarks. Painting en plein air is central to my practice, and I travel to seek new experiences and fresh inspiration to feed back into my studio work. I have a particular love of coastal locations and gardens, allotments and interiors, favouring intimate and busy subjects over grand vistas.
I strive for simplicity and economy and to make every mark count, walking the fine line between shape and suggestion.”
Update on the coronavirus situation; Unfortunately many events and workshops will have to be cancelled this year due to the pandemic. I will update my workshops page as soon as I hear news from organisers, but if you are unsure about anything please drop me a line. During this challenging time socially and financially I intend to stay well and productive. Something that's really cheering me up is painting spring flowers in and around my studio in Lincolnshire and I will keep sharing what I'm doing on social media (particularly Instagram) to help keep our spirits up! I will be uploading the new paintings on to my website regularly so do please keep visiting. If you are in a position to do so, please consider buying a painting at this time. Thank you as always for your support. Stay safe and well, until we meet again xx
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Each month I offer for sale two paintings at a reduced price, and my newsletter subscribers are the first to know. These paintings are usually either studies or work which has come back from a gallery, and I get a chance here to shine a spotlight on them because they are great little paintings that are not being seen and enjoyed whilst hiding away in my studio. The special prices make them hard to resist and they usually get snapped up quickly so don't delay if you think you may like to own one of these... or both...
Please see the workshops page for details of my 2019 workshop, demo and painting holiday schedule.
Due to coronavirus many events and workshops will be cancelled/postponed. I will be regularly updating this page but please drop me a line if in any doubt. Stay well! X
Painting in Provence, an exclusive trip organised with The Artist magazine
Would you like to come and paint with me in Provence? From the 28th June to the 6th July 2020 I'll be leading a painting trip to L'isle sur la Sorgue - the 'Venice' of Provence - timed to coincide with the lavender fields being in bloom. We will be painting the Provencal landscapes, Luberon hill top villages and lavender fields. The charming market town of L'Isle sur la Sorgue lies on an island in the River Sorgue. Encircled by canals and the river it is known as the 'Venice' of Provence. There are many old water wheels and bridges. Our accommodation is a small 4* hotel in the centre of town, and we will be travelling from London to Avignon by Eurostar train for a relaxing journey.