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 overlooking Etherow Country Park, Compstall, near Stockport is where I spend much of my time. I am an associate of Castlefield Gallery in Manchester and have recently had work and an exhibition space at The Trafford Centre, Manchester supported by Castlefield Gallery’s New Art Spaces. I am also a member of Hotbed Press, Salford, Forartis, and Art up Close. I am currently a guest artist at the Porthminster Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall. My work is in private collections in the UK, Ireland, Spain, Sweden, Kenya, Australia & New Zealand.
If you are interested in learning more about my work or would like to purchase a piece of artwork, please be in touch.
At the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh 2018 ‘Orange’, monotype