Colour, its potential to excite the eye and engage the heart is central to my work. I am interested in the power of colour to alter mood and mindstate.
Working intuitively, my pieces are abstract, often inspired by an emotional response to a sense of place or time, generally in series, large scale on canvas and board or smaller on paper and continually evolving. Painting and mono printmaking can become integrated – so a piece which begins as a painterly screenprint may be worked into, using a range of mixed media and collage. Each piece of work is unique. Some pieces are titled by the name of the prominent colour, ‘Orange’ for instance, sold at the Royal Scottish Academy Open in Edinburgh, 2018.
My studio overlooks Etherow Country Park, near Stockport and is where I spend much of my time. An associate of Castlefield Gallery in Manchester, I recently had a work and exhibition space at The Trafford Centre, Manchester supported by Castlefield Gallery’s New Art Spaces. I am a member of Hotbed Press, Salford.
My work is currently represented by the Porthminster Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall and is in private collections in the UK, Ireland, Spain, Sweden, Kenya, Australia & New Zealand.
In the following You Tube video, click here, I introduce work selected for the Flourish Award from the Urban series and expand on the inspiration behind Jazz and Fizz, the Victoria Baths Series, Circles Unbound exhibition and particular paintings.
Please be in touch if you are interested in my work or would like to receive a list of prices for work in particular galleries.
At the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh 2018 ‘Orange’, monotype