My primary inspiration at present stems from my travels around U.K. and Europe. Having lived in Ireland, Cornwall, Pembrokeshire & Spain I am most often drawn to the wild, raw open spaces, the dramatic coastlines, the soft tingling beaches & the filtering woodlands.
My work style is expressive and intuative aiming to capture the feeling and emotion of place, conveying the everchanging seasons, weather and light, resulting in vigorous textured forms which allow for a personal interpretation and involvement.
I am often inspired by my daily walks with my dog, natural forces in the fields, rocks, stone walls, knarled trees grasping to hold onto the banks by the water; continueing up the pathways to the open windswept, sunshine softened fields. In Summer a mass of waving wildflowers, in Winter an angry,whistling, wildness.
In Spring an insistant burst of life will fall across my world translating to my canvas's a new joy, a fresh, vibrant, fullness.
The organic textures found in these weathered elements create a tension & balance always perfect, revealing a mystery of growth & decay, life & death.
My irregular textured surfaces are achieved with an energy & sense of immediacy trying to commit these impressions to a surface with the application & removal of many layers & materials, careful caligraphic marks may show some indication of place.
Visually I want my work to be intriguing, to invoke an emotion but not a fact, each viewer will have their own personal story, feelings & memories.