Having graduated from Norwich School of Art in 2010, I have pursued my passion for painting, working as a professional artist and painter in the UK.
For me, the landscape hasmore...Having graduated from Norwich School of Art in 2010, I have pursued my passion for painting, working as a professional artist and painter in the UK.
For me, the landscape has been my main influence throughout my artistic career. I remember when I was young my mum would take us on drives and I would watch the landscape through the window come rushing past.
Landscape is a constant, although seasons change and colours transform it is an expectation that these elements of mother nature will always be present and the belief in this gives us a sense of safety and comfort in the familiar. When we are out in the landscape and there is nothing for miles except an ever-changing sky and endless horizon it gives us the realisation that we are only a small part of the puzzle.
Now, I translate the breadth of colours, shapes, form, dimension and energy of the landscape onto canvas.
To be able to capture a fleeting moment of nature in an uninhabited view. My paintings are devoid of human figures and construction which allows the viewer to take a solitary stance and immerse themselves into the landscape, to be able to appreciate nature in its rawest form.
In my latest paintings, it is the innate beauty that is offered so naturally by the environment that I am recording.
I master this with photographs captured and sketches drawn. I take the landscape home on my canvas.
I get great satisfaction from working with something that can be deconstructed and adapted at my will. Changing the viscosity of the medium with linseed and poppy seed oil, exploring different textures and effects. I invest myself in the work, creating my own pigment and colour making, modifying the particles of pigment controlling the quality of the colour produced.