I try to present a painted version of the landscape or coastline stripped down to its essential parts. I make an attempt to visualise the relationship between human habitation or marks on the land and the geography of a place. I know that this geography, the rocks, earth sky and water is constantly changing and being changed and I want my paintings to display this movement. I believe the Northern landscape is breathtaking. I want to share my sense of awe that I feel in nature with others.
I tend to paint more in oils than other mediums but Im quite happy working with any or all. Each medium has its own organic action that create nuances making the surface of the painting visually more interesting. I try to allow these if I like them in my finished work. For me they reflect the organic process of the land and sea. Its this interest in two things the scene and the painted surface that balances my work between representation and abstraction.
I was born in the Ribble Valley Lancashire and I've had a passion and flair for drawing and painting since my first oil painting at the age of seven. I am a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. and have spent my life developing opportunities for many young people from England’s inner cities to develop their own creative skills.
Lancashires Loud Valley Oil on Canvas 1 metre square