Since childhood holidays in St. Ives, I have always felt a close affinity for Cornwall. Drawn by the wonderful coastline and quality of light, I have been living and painting near Falmouth since the late 1990's.
Although I consider myself to be a landscape artist I enjoy painting a variety of subject matter. I often get pulled between painting in a loose, lively impressionistic style and focusing on capturing the intricacies of what catches my eye. I find I am drawn to the subtleties and details created by light on the land and sea.
I paint in oils as they are slow drying and allow me to develop my impasto technique. I like to layer colours and strive to create vibrant and joyous paintings.
I enjoy sketching outdoors when I can, returning to my studio to take pleasure in the process of painting and experimenting with techniques and effects. I can always find new and exciting places in Cornwall to visit. I often like returning to the same haunts as no scene is ever quite the same, everything is always changing, particularly the light.