Based in Sussex, I paint and draw directly from life celebrating the individuality, dynamism, curves and shapes in the moving and motionless human form. I use varied materials such as 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.
Some of my exhibitions:-
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
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