Based in Sussex, I normally paint and draw directly from life but have
adopted the new challenge of ‘zoom’, celebrating the individuality, dynamism, curves and shapes in the moving and motionless human form.
I use varied materials such as oil and acrylic paint, ink, charcoal and pastel on canvas or paper. Each medium has a particular excitement and the quality of marks and colour palette is of paramount importance.
Dancers, acrobats and performers are often the basis of my work as they
move before me, and its a pleasure to share in their creative process. There
is never more than a brief moment of stillness as even when the performers
are briefly holding their position, the rope or trapeze still maintains energy and life or the dancers move on. I have to grasp what I see, capturing the
serendipity of the fleeting tensions as they emerge and disappear. I strive to
give the appearance that the figure has only just arrived and could get up and move away at any moment, even in a longer pose.
Affordable Art Fairs London
‘Works on Paper’ Science Museum, London
Artist in Residence for Eastbourne College Rambert Workshops
Birley Centre, Eastbourne, solo shows
Hop Gallery, Lewes
Visiting tutor Eastbourne College
Tutor for local art groups
Prints of my work at John Lewis