I am interested in the ever changing experience of being in nature.
My particular love is painting en plein air on Dartmoor, the local
coast, rivers and estuaries that I have known since childhood.
Returning home after a career as a professional sailor, I find that
immersing myself in the wild places of Devon enables me to notice the fleeting,
Sensory qualities of light and colour, the moments which most affect and move me.
When I become aware of the pulse of the land in this way I once again reconnect
with the mystical experiences and exuberance of vitality that are abundant on the
land and sea and in my memories. I aim to interweave these subtle and powerful qualities,
the zest of life, in my paintings.
Using mixed media with oils and whatever is at hand frees me up to spontaneously
evoke these joyful, poetic moments in the landscape.
It doesn't have to be the blue iris,
it could be weeds in a vacant lot,
or a few small stones; just pay attention,
then patch a few words together and don't
try to make them elaborate,
this isn't a contest but the doorway into thanks,
and a silence in which another voice may speak.
BA (Hons) Fine Art, MA Fine Art PG
Dip: Documentary Photography
Finalist in Devon Life Landscape Artist of the year
2018 competition in collaboration with artist Jane Ellis.
Please contact me on: firstname.lastname@example.org