I live in the estuary village of Lympstone in East Devon. Having been born in the cabin of a pinnace on the Thames where my family lived, it has felt like a homecoming being among boats again. This waterside location has increasingly influenced my subject matter. Since lockdown I've had to draw the perimeters in and now paint what is within ten minutes walk, swim or kayak of my front door. I love the endless potential for subject matter within this circumscribed space. I enjoy exploring effects of translucency, layering colours as glazes; methods that show what lies beneath the surface. For me this creates a sense of flux and of a connection to the past. The village is one of the few in the area where there is still small scale commercial fishing. My practice is partly an attempt to document this activity and record the ebb and flow of life that revolves around the harbour.
PAINTINGS AND PRINTS
Devon based Artist
As a practising artist I run both creative watercolour and life drawing classes in the East Devon area. Tutored courses run for 10 weeks and are for all abilities. Taking a materials-led approach we focus on one particular art material for the duration of each course. Expressive and formal techniques are covered.
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