I work in oil on canvas and mixed media, producing abstract and semi abstract compositions. Colour is my driving force, from the dazzlingly bright to the subtly pale. I want my paintings to grab your attention, to intrigue, to uplift, to excite. It is to this end that I paint intuitively, using palette knives, rags and the occasional brush. I allow the painting to develop in an organic manner, layering, mark-making, manipulating the surface, never holding a fixed idea of what the painting must be, but allowing and encouraging it to evolve. Each painting will go through many changes until I recognise the balance and composition that I am searching for. It is a surprisingly difficult search but incredibly rewarding.
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I studied Art and Design at Norwich City College as a mature student in 1998, going on to study Fine Art Painting At Norwich School of Art and Design. I started painting seriously in 2014, and I now paint 3-4 days a week in my garden studio in Hessett, Suffolk. I exhibit throughout the year in solo and group exhibitions.
2018 Awarded Highly Commended emerging artist for my painting, ‘Indigo it’s in your jeans’ at the Wells Maltings inaugural exhibition for established and emerging artists across East Anglia, curated by Catherine Mason.
2019 Work selected for The Institute of East Anglian Artists prestigious annual Open Exhibition in Holt, North Norfolk. My painting, ‘The best gift comes in the smallest package’ was only one of five abstracts selected for the exhibition.
2019 Chosen as a guest artist for Artworks 2020.
2019 Group exhibition at Studio 90, Rendham
2019 Group exhibition at Art in the Barn at Wingfield, Suffolk
2019 Artists Hub exhibition, Suffolk Open Studios, Wingfield Barns Suffolk.
2019 Solo exhibition at Carousel, Framlingham, Suffolk
2019 Annual Open exhibition of Institute of East Anglian Artists, Holt Norfolk
2019 Heart of Suffolk group exhibition at Thorpe Morieux
9th -15h September 2020, Solo Exhibition at The Carousel Gallery,
30 Bridge Street, Framlingham, Suffolk IP13 9AH
Open 10am -5pm daily, inc. Sunday.
29th July – 4th August 2021 Group exhibition ‘Three’ Artspace Woodbridge, Suffolk
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