Painting plein air provides a tangible connection with the landscape. The changing light or turning tide compels the need to be economic with detail. The handling of the paint is dynamic and arbitrary, conveying the freshness of a sketch. I often sketch and paint on site and then work up onto larger pieces in the studio later.

 

Photographing the landscape has also become an integral part of my working practice; in the studio I manipulate the image to inform the mood, creative direction and as counterpart to the painting.

 

My influences come from the Romantic era of Constable, Gainsborough and Turner; employing the technique of dark grounds and depictions of the sublime qualities of nature, and the Impressionists of Monet and Whistler and their use of light and colour.

 

 

Past Exhibitions...

 

All the Colours of Sky - Rock Institute 15-20 October 2019

 

Salthouse Gallery St Ives 22 - 28 June 2019

 

Rock Institute 22-28 October 2018

 

Salthouse Gallery St Ives 28 July - 03 August 2018

 

Lightwave - Rock Institute 15 -21 June 2018

 

Rock Institute 13-22 October 2017

 

Grain of Sand solo exhibition Salthouse Gallery St Ives 8-21 July 2017

 

Penwith Gallery Winter Show 25 November-7January 2017

Affordable Art Fair Battersea 20-23 October 2016

Rock Institute 15-23 October 2016

 

Salthouse Gallery St Ives 3-8 July 2016

The Hampshire Art Fair  20-28 November 2015

 

Rock Institute 17-25 October 2015

 

Salthouse Gallery St Ives 5-17 July 2015

 

Rock Institute 16-26 October 2014

 

Padstow Institute 7-13 September 2014

 

Salthouse Gallery St Ives  3-9 July 2014

 

Rock Institute 17-27 October 2013

 

Padstow Institue 15-20 September 2013

 

Salthouse Gallery  St Ives 13-19 June 2013

 

Padstow Institute 14-17 April 2013

 

Rock Institute 16 - 28 October 2012

 

Wave 7 Gallery  7 - 20 July 2012

 

Padstow Institute 21-23 May 2012

 

Padstow Institute  23-28 March 2012

 

Rock Institute 19-25 October 2011

 

Padstow Institute 11-13 April 2011

 

Rock Institute 19-26 October 2010

 

Rock Institute  2-6 October 2009

 

Rock Institute  29 Sep - 9 October 2008

 

Rock Institute  5-12 June 2007

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