1st February 2022 to 31st March 2022 Solo Exhibition, 'Staycation - Colour, Water, Light'
This exciting collection of 40 of my works can be viewed throughout early 2022 at Arts Trail Gallery, Royal Priors Shopping Centre, Royal Leamington Spa. It begins on February 1st, ending on March 31st. The exhibition is open from 11am until 530pm Monday to Saturday each week.
I'm looking forward to taking part in Warwickshire Open Studios 'Summer Arts Week' 2022 following on from the wonderful event we had last year and I shall also be exhibiting at the 2022 Leamington Art In The Park festival in August 2022 and Kenilworth Arts Festival later in the summer. I'm an active member of 'Kenilworth Artists'
Born in Coventry, I studied for my Masters degree on a scholarship at The University of California in Los Angeles in my early twenties. I used my time in America to really develop my sketching skills, often drawing the places of interest surrounding me in L.A. such as Santa Monica Pier. I drew inspiration from regular visits to The Getty Center and enjoyed experimenting with effects used by other artists in their works displayed there.
I now live in Warwickshire with my family where I create my paintings using oil paints and watercolours in my bright studio, selling my original works and limited edition prints online through my social media channels.
A large part of my passion for painting comes from an enjoyment of connecting with others through my art. My striking skyscapes are made alla prima with oil paints and use brush strokes to add dimension and feeling to produce vibrant, emotion provoking pieces of art. I have a real love of wildlife and nature and a true passion for painting. The majority of my work involves capturing the things that bring me pleasure on canvas or paper. I paint with the hope of evoking feelings of joy or other emotions to anyone viewing my pieces.