My work has been described as ‘expressive, light filled landscapes, reflecting love of nature’. There are also people, tiny, but important, giving a scale to the space, arresting the eye and drawing in the viewer.
The paintings are chiefly about the coast, rivers and fields of Suffolk, where I live, although there have been many painting expeditions to Italy, France and elsewhere. I paint outside in the landscape before my subject, often returning to the studio to resolve the idea further.
My recent work focuses on wild flowers, and where I find them growing: perhaps looking into a small section of wayside, meadow, ditch, saltmarsh, shingle beach or Italian hillside. Currently I’m creating a tapestries of vegetation rather than an open sweeps of landscape.
Although in the past I have use the oil paint thickly [impasto] over a bright yellow surface, I now find my paint is transparent [glazing] and on a white surface, which can really make the colours glow.
I use hand made, cotton rag Indian paper -’Khadi paper’. Each piece has its own lovely irregular shape. It is acid free, very durable and has the same conservation quality as cotton canvas.