About me


My themes are the interaction of the elements with the built environment, the structural geometric forms of buildings, the passage of time - decay, weathering, adaptation, repair or ruin.

Having spent my early years living on an island, I retain my love of the coast and my work features landmarks such as lighthouses and harbours. Currently landlocked in Berkshire, I find myself looking inland and to London for inspiration, exploring the collage of textures that is the city as modern structures engulf the architecture of previous centuries.

Visual texture in my paintings is important to me and I am excited by the often unpredictable marks obtainable due to the physical properties of watercolour such as the rivulets formed by flocculating pigments. I collage different paper textures, tearing back and scratching the paper surface repeatedly producing rich layered effects.

I am vice-chair of the Reading Guild of Artists and have exhibited with the Royal Watercolour Society Contemporary Watercolour Competition, the Discerning Eye and the Sunday Times Watercolour competition. The Making a Mark blog described my "Pendeen Clifftop" as one of the best 10 paintings in the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2019.

I was the originator and main organiser for the Reading Gaol Hug - we surrounded Reading Gaol with about 1000 people linking hands as a demonstration of the wish to have it as a cultural centre and museum - an asset for the local community.


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Galleries


Red Dog Gallery, Hampshire

Links


Reading Gaol Hug

Lilies for Oscar Wilde project blog

Reading Guild of Artists (RGA)

RGArt Events - Events listing for RGA

Wokingham Art Society

My linkedIn profile

sketching at Cape Cornwall