Exhibition runs from 8th February to 30th March.
I paint in any medium but prefer oils and watercolours, dabble in printmaking and wax resist, love to draw. Structure, tone, light and shadow basically rule, they motivate me and guide how I look at the urban and rural environment while trying to discover the legacy of a place. Recorded thoughts and ideas, whether historic, geographic or even scientific, permeate my work. My mixed media watercolours are like stains on walls, the recording of the evolving effects of time on the landscape.
The wilderness of Dartmoor and the streets of Plymouth have been shaped and are constantly being changed by social and economic forces, and the evidence of time, the regenerating and decay, motivate and inspire me. Scratching and staining through paper, board or canvas I discover qualities that connect to the fabric of a place, the light and dark, harmony and balance, the relationship the location has to the surrounding environment, whether natural or unnatural, pure or cracked, ancient or modern.