My studies include BA Illustration/Graphic Design at Maidstone College of Art & Design and MA Fine Art Printmaking at Brighton University.
My paintings are based on a combination of local ancient woodland and dramatic coastlines from different countries such as Iceland and Scandinavia.
I am currently travelling, at different times of the year to remote areas of the UK, including the Outer Hebrides and Cornwall to seek out the best combination of extreme climate and raw coastal places. I aim to capture the essence of the ever-changing clash between sea, weather and the edge of the land through the use of oil paint and mixed media.
To me painting is a pure physical act that allows me to absorb myself into the subject of the work, enabling me to express my response to a place. I use elements such as sand and carborundum mixed with the paint, to create texture and vibrancy. The paint is layered allowing the work to evolve over time. As a result each canvas consists of many stages layered one on top of the other creating a rich history of colour, form and texture combined to create the finished painting.