January 30th – March 20th, 2016
Opening, January 30th, 2 – 5pm
This new collection of paintings represents a change in direction from previous works, and brings together a more abstract view of landscape as seen in hedgerows, woodlands and other wild places. These interpretations are often derived from ideas and observations whilst out walking and are captured using sketches, photographs and memories to be worked on later back in my studio.
As the seasons change our visual landscape changes, in this new collection of work I hope to capture some of those fleeting glimpses. I explore the overgrown and forgotten boundaries-windows into our past.
Natural forms such as branches, shrubs and foliage begin to create their own unique shapes as rich colours created by light pass between their structures.
All works are a mixture of materials but predominantly oil paint. The paintings are built up using thin washes to establish form and space and then worked over with oils, varnish and in some cases pastels to add to the sense of depth.
Old station gallery open exhibition
Tarpey Gallery open
Derbyshire Open , Buxton museum and art gallery
Old station gallery summer show
Old station gallery ‘From the land’ exhibition
Derbyshire Open exhibition
Salon open Cromford
2015 Derbyshire County Council Award- Buxton Museum and Art Gallery
2015 Winner of the peoples prize- Old station gallery Rowsley
2014 Derbyshire Open –commendation
Trent college – Long eaton
John Walter Thompson company –Hong kong
Selected group exhibition
Wirksworth festivals- 2008-2015
Derbyshire Open -2012/2015
Wax works- Collins gallery- The university of Strathclyde, Glasgow 1997