CONTEMPORARY FINE ART
I am an artist living and working near Reigate, Surrey. Having changed direction from glass art to painting, I have trained with abstract artists such as David M. Kessler as well as Nicholas Wilton in his groundbreaking Creative Visionary Program.
My work represents emotional “places” loosely based upon a landscape. But these landscapes are not depictions of specific geographical areas - they are imaginary, intuitive, soulful expressions of feeling painted in an emotive, direct and energised manner. My intention is to create an invitation for the viewer to search deeper into the painting, to want to visually enter it and experience what lies beyond, for them.
My process is intuitive but there is an interplay of letting go and regaining control which is not always easy. Layer upon layer of call and response decisions are made until a potential conclusion to the process is visible. That’s when the final simplification happens, the essence of the painting reveals itself and becomes clear.
The art happens not just in the actual doing and painting but in the decision making in between each layer. Knowing that I can discern to keep what I like or cover up whatever I don’t like, gives me total freedom of expression and freedom to take risks. What’s the worst that can happen? Its only paint.... but what’s the best that can happen? Well, I have come to discover that Risk reveals Soul. And that, on occasion, can lead to something special.