My landscapes are based mainly on places and images I have found on The Wirral or the Isle of Man. I constantly collect references through sketches, photographs or physical items from hedgerows and beaches. I combine linear expression using graphite pencils or pens with the fluidity of watercolour. Working towards abstraction I experiment with technique and composition. The range of paints and other media expands all the time and I love the new colours and discovering characteristics that invite the artist to push boundaries to achieve different effects. Whichever medium I choose to use may be painted or dribbled or sprayed or whatever means the subject calls for; I use brushes, sticks, cards, fingers…
I have ventured into ceramics and am enjoying the challenges of using different clays and surface decoration to extend my means of artistic expression.

My lettering designs are inspired by Archibald Knox but have been developed using my own arrangements and focus. The control and detail required in this work contrasts with the landscapes.

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