ABOUT

Hello!  I am a painter based in Devon.

however, I have spent many years living AND WORKING in Kenya among a remote Maasai community.

I use a variety of mediums in my work-from acrylic and oils to gold leaf and collage on stretched canvas or board.

My faith is intrinsic to my painting.

I completed a Fine Art degree at Cardiff School of Art and

have mainly exhibited work in South Africa and the Uk including the Welsh Arts Council and the South Bank Centre London

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Something about my work...

I believe There's a still small voice within all of us that longs to be heard. For me, it seems to become more audible when i stop and look. From the most wonderful to the most ordinary and mundane of objects a conversation is prompted that speaks of something more.

Meaning and metaphor come from this place of looking.

"Day after day they continue to speak;
night after night they make him known.
They speak without a sound or word

Their voice is never heard" Psalm:19

I often look at the everyday things I find around me and paint something of what i see, finding significance and whimsical wonder in the ordinary.

in the same way, When I am doing a commission I will prayerfully consider my client and create something, from what I hear for them.

Other times I begin a painting by spontaneously putting paint on the canvas -I love colour and texture and delight in playful mark making.

the process of painting is a joy in and of itself.  

I might start with nothing much in mind but as i spend time looking at the colours and marks that i've put on the canvas, I will often see a glimpse of something that i then pull out of the paint.

Michelangelo said:

"Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it. I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free."

I love this.