My painting is inspired by a love of line, colour and form. I explore this through landscape, the figure and abstracts. Often there is an overlap between these elements: I like pictures that explore the borderline between what is real and imaginary, concrete and suggestive.
In the early stages of a painting I often superimpose images to create patterns, and then look to see shapes and colour combinations that excite me. Applying paint adds a further dimension, with ‘accidents’ incorporated into the emerging picture. Recently, I have also explored using collage – adding a further element to the mix.
I would like my pictures to speak directly to the viewer, like music or dance. I believe that the emotion/energy that the artist brings to the act of painting should communicate itself to the viewer.
Influences on my painting include Picasso and Matisse – the latter, especially, as filtered through the work of Richard Diebenkorn and Howard Hodgkin.
‘Crazy Skaters’, Food For Thought Cafe, London, 2015
‘A Year in Abstract’, Food For Thought Cafe, London, 2014
‘Aqua-Reale’, Jeannie Avent Gallery, London, 2013
‘Gardens Images’, Queen’s Park Cafe, London, 2009
Made 2016, Morley Gallery, London, 2016
Life Line, The Landing Gallery, Morley College, London, 2016
Pure Painting, Brent Artists Resource, London, 2015
Black and White, Brent Artists Resource, London, 2015
Figure and Portrait, Brent Artists Resource, London, 2015
Regeneration, Brent Artists Resource, London, 2013
The Rootstein Hopkins Drawing Exhibition, Morley Gallery, London, 2013
Opening exhibition, The Wise Owl Venue, London, 2012
Made in Morley 2010, Morley Gallery, London, 2010
Brent Artists Resource Spring/Winter exhibitions, London, 2010
Made in Morley 2008, Morley Gallery, London, 2008