July Open Studios
From growing up in the Forest of Dean to studying at Aberystwyth School of Art surrounded by mountains and wild seascapes, my work has often been influenced by time spent in nature. Now based in Cambridge, I continue to be inspired by the environment both natural and urban and my response is often visceral as I walk, climb and swim in rivers, lakes and seas through all seasons. Moving recently from acrylic to oils has afforded me the opportunity to develop my painting technique as I continue to construct my works as palimpsests, created through layers of paint that are built up then partly erased, sometimes effaced, scratched and scored leaving traces of previous mark making; an ethereal record of time. Lines and forms in the environment emerge as abstract and semi-abstract constructs, the organisation of form in space, as I seek to convey both the conspicuous and the intangible in my surroundings.