Drawing, mixed media, painting
My work is a personal response to landscape; it is very much about a place, rather than strictly of it. The gestation period can be very long. I was brought up in Devon and echoes of that experience often creep sideways into my painting.
I work mainly in oils, sometimes sketching an under-painting in acrylic. The process can involve a lot of layering and scraping, as well as scumbling and tonking - two lovely words in an artist's vocabulary.
Peter Lanyon is one of my favourite artists, especially his Gliding series. I prefer to stay on terra firma but in my mind's eye sometimes tip the landscape to achieve an aerial and semi-abstract aspect.
As well as painting, I make charcoal drawings. I enjoy the immediacy of the medium, especially when working in the landscape.
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The studio is on the ground floor.