Working full time from my studio on The Lizard Peninsula, I pursue my art with an absolute passion for bold and experimental use of colour.
Cornwall is at my creative core. I am constantly immersed in it’s diverse light, the colour and atmosphere of the sea, the sand, the coast and the pure blue skies.
‘If you know before you see, you can’t see for knowing’
‘Everything is possible’
I am continually exploring abstraction, with a focus on the metaphysical rather than the physical, submitting myself entirely to the unknown yet with an absolute faith and commitment to the power of abstraction. Always I want to produce a very modern painting
With colour as the key factor, my work is informed as much by basic design ideas about colour relationships as much as it is influenced by the mystical landscape, the reflective sea, and the vibration of the pure light in Cornwall, the land that I grew up in. I think of my paintings as an experience of the sensational world of colour and light.
The most important thing to me as a painter is the energy of colour.
I paint in an instinctive and impulsive way, always finding new ways of seeing and working, focused on a belief in simplicity and colour and aiming for a balance and a sense of pictorial space. A space defined not only by the picture’s structure but also it’s feeling, it’s sensation – my paintings are about energy.