My current landscapes are based on the world around me, although they don’t always contain much realistic imagery. Not entirely abstract but with a lot of the detail replaced by shorthand symbols, for example, a generic leaf shape to represent lots of different leaves, a vertical line for a tree, a scratch for a twig. I some-times use collaged paper to provide texture that might be a stand-in for water, or some other substance. I find myself wondering about the order behind the complexity of nature, which may explain why straight lines and patterns sometimes appear in my work. But above all though I revel in paint, charcoal, pen and pencil and whatbrushes, sticks, fingers and other implements can do with it.
Feeling the love
We spent some time looking for someone who could produce some solid wooden frames to mount our medals in. James, listened carefully to what we wanted and made us the exact high-quality frame we needed. Since then, we re-order every couple of weeks including some complex bespoke frames. We have been working together for about 10 years and I couldn’t recommend The Framing Centre highly enough.
Artmill Gallery & Framing Centre are our go to framers for The Arts Institute, University of Plymouth. They have a particular empathy for artists requirements and always produce work to the highest quality. Many of our exhibiting artists have been so impressed with the outcome that they go on to use Artmill for all their work.