Castellamare di Stabia
Mesa III (part of triptych)
Mesa I (part of triptych)
Catalan Coast 1
Acrylic on canvas, 61cm x 76.2 cm
Acrylic on canvas, 80 x 100 cm.
Where land meets sea
Mixed media on paper.
July Open Studios
During most of my career, I taught History of Art in art schools and also, mainly, at sixth-form level in Cambridge schools including St. Mary's School and Cambridge Arts & Sciences. I also taught Art for Community Education and at the Red Balloon Learner Centre. At present, I am painting in acrylics in my studio at St. Barnabas Press.
My images are mainly inspired by landscapes and also cityscapes, they are abstracted to a degree. Sketches, photographs and memories are the starting point but then I let the process of painting take over. My current work is mostly focussed on coastal regions where sea meets land, as well as geological formations, wear and tear and old walls that suggest a history. Colour and texture are the main means of evoking mood and expression. I exploit the versatility of acrylic to create multiple layers and textures.