I’m a landscape painter working in oil, in quite a detailed but impressionistic way. The process of work for me is to be in an area and aim to absorb its atmosphere, and also information about it visually, and in terms of the way of life/ecology,even history to get a good sense of it.
I then work from a range of photos and impressions as soon as possible back in my studio, building up images which try to do justice to the places I’ve been in: which since I’m choosing the ones that I find very inspiring is really a pretty enjoyable experience!
I am also interested more and more in how to build human and animal figures into my work: to get across the relationship of people to the land/nature.
I’m mainly self-taught, having made the commitment to pursuing art shortly after Finishing a BA in English, but I have benefited from a BTEC Foundation Art Course at The City Lit, London, and courses with the Open College of Arts, amongst other helpful inputs.