Living by the Exe estuary in Devon, my home location is a continuous source of inspiration. I am interested in our human desire to leave land and the ways we find to do this. Swimming in the estuary, I am always aware of the moment my feet leave the ground. I was born on a boat to parents who lived on the water.
I enjoy exploring effects of translucency, layering colours as glazes in gesso, ink, gouache and watercolour; methods that show what lies beneath the surface. 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.
I am taking part in Devon Open Studios 2024
Devon based Artist
at Sea Glass Gallery, Lympstone, Devon, EX85ES
Wed July 19th
All day workshop 10 - 4pm
Painting in the gallery and on the shore
max of 6 places, all materials provided
see seaglass gallery website for details
PAINTINGS AND PRINTS
In my current collection you'll find watercolours inspired by the Exe estuary, life drawings and a few sketchbooks. I also have a range of Giglee prints and greeting cards. A selection of my artwork is regularly available at The Seaglass Gallery and Triptych Gallery, Seaton.
In June and July (21 - 15) I will be having a solo show at the Terrace Gallery, Penryn.
Since 2020 I have shown annually at the Mall Galleries with the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours and Royal Society of British Artists. I have been selected for both their Spring exhibitions in 2023. I was a finalist in the Sunday Times 2020 Watercolour Competition and my painting 'Ways to Leave Land' went on the Sunday Times exhibition tour.