Mixed media, painting
I found my passion for landscape painting 6 years ago in Washington DC where I painted and exhibited with artists from the Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery. Since returning to London I have continued to develop my work at the London School of Fine Art to include portrait and figure in charcoal, pastel and oil.
Recently I have begun to focus on finding a rhythm and harmony between realism and abstract composition. In addition to painting in ‘plein air’ and completing a composition in three to six hours, memory has played an important part in creating free and vigorous brush strokes, attention to values and colour and selecting the best composition for the advantage of highlighting a focal point. The initial preparation involves sketching in a location with charcoal and water based mediums. The composition is later completed in the studio.
Artists that ‘draw me in’ with their mastery inform my work such as Richard Diebenkorn (mark making and spatial awareness), Turner and Constable (skies), Edward Seago (values and colour), Singer Sargent (skin tones and composition).
The studio is on the ground floor.