I find I am drawn to expressing places I have visited where the light and colour interact to provide beauty - wide expansive skies, seas and landscapes; the hues of nature; reflections in water; textures and layers. I love how colour can be built up and blended from its constituents using a palette knife and large soft brushes. I often start a piece working in acrylics and a lot of water to give a soft primary layer. I then work over this, mainly with oils, as I find they enable you to create the depth and levels of colour, with constant blending and mixing of the paint to produce the hue and texture needed.
At this summer's Open Studios I will also have high quality giclee prints and gift cards of my work.
I am delighted to be exhibiting once again alongside photographer David Chantrey, and for the 1st time at Open Studios we welcome Jacqui Smithson who is a painter and textile artist.
Opening Dates and Times