Welcome! I took up painting and went to college in 1995 and since then have been working as an artist mainly from my studio at home which I share with my partner and professional photographer Roy Matthews. I exhibit in the south of England at art fairs, open houses and galleries. My world is to create dynamic, colour filled acrylic paintings, unique bespoke art pieces. I am now able to offer a new range of professional quality prints as well as originals for your space; perhaps a small painting for a niche space or perhaps that statement painting that will really make a room pop. Choosing a painting that complements your home decor is not just wall decoration but very often a life and style choice.
One of the projects I have been involved is contemporary dance; fuels me as a painter by presenting beautiful, passionate, emotional, and extraordinary movements of the body in space. Often relying upon memory, my work re-imagines dance sequences that I have experienced emotionally as well as visually. I work with a variety of media, especially water-based paints, to create worlds of theatrical dance through drips, splashes, and rivulets of colour.
As a long-time student of yoga, I have a keen personal and artistic interest in how the body moves. For me, dancers are akin to painters: using their bodies, they too draw, incise, and push into space. The process of recreating their balletic movements is complicated, sometimes frustrating, and often challenging, but it is ultimately exhilarating.
My work springs from varied sources: I work with dancers, sketch at performances, or employ photographic stills or video. As I watch the dancers on stage, I am intrigued by the physical space in which they move, particularly the interplay between their bodies, the stage boundaries, theatrical lighting, and darkness. My work reinterprets these interactions through colour and abstraction, and expresses my intuitive and creative responses to dance today.
I am creating new projects which are constantly evolving but always involve the figure.
I hope you will stay in touch and keep up to date with occasional emails from me and details about individual paintings and the latest pieces in my blog