Painting, mainly landscapes and abstracts. I also do some sculpture.
I have long lived in North Wales and amongst its’ natural beauty, this has inspired me to try and capture that beauty in the landscapes that I paint. However instead of always presenting a factual reality of the landscape, I sometimes try to depict and manipulate a sense of the atmosphere and effects the scene has on me. My work tries to establish a link with the landscape’s reality sometimes I use a minimal amount of detail but with the use of a bold, bright, colourful palette.
With the use of these colour harmonies I hope to engage the audience with a sense of a visual connection between myself and what I see in nature. The manipulation of the landscape with its effects and limits is the basis of my assumption of what the landscape means to me. It is a subject that can’t help but have a great influence on me by its colours, moods and weather, which are constantly changing. With the occasional distortion of form and illusion which sometimes is in the paintings, there is a tense ambiguous relationship to nature. In some works the imagery has been distorted and stripped of any narrative detail.
I have exhibited at venues across North Wales including the North Wales Open in 2010, 2011 and 2014 and early in 2014 I had a solo exhibition in Wrexham. I have recently completed a successful residency at Oswestry Library where I also exhibited some works and have agreed to continue this on a yearly basis.