I was born in Knutsford, Cheshire and initially studied art on a foundation course in Northwich, Cheshire. I achieved my ambition to create paintings and prints, but have always been inspired by the paintings of Matisse, Bonnard, Howard Hodgkin, Turner and Klimt.
I have a BA Honours degree in Art from Manchester Metropolitan University and in 2010 gained an HNC at Distinction level in Interior Design from Stockport College. I worked on a Cheshire Georgian Hall for three years with an Interior Design team based locally. I continue to exhibit throughout the UK and I am collected in Europe and the USA.
My concern is for abstract art which is guided by what I call an ‘Inner Essence’, creating on an intuitive level through perceptual experience of the world.
As far as the subjects of my work are concerned, they are about one moment in time, seeing and feeling the beauty of the subject, usually landscape. I live in Macclesfield, Cheshire and we are lucky to have easy access to the peak district and surrounding countryside. I attempt to sum up the feelings of a place. It is always something which has been felt definitely and in which I have been inspired. The emotion is captured, held on to and then expressed, or translated as a whole. It is an expression of visual rhythm through colour and form and is abstract. It is an attempt to achieve beauty rather than literal representation of objects. It is through using the tools of brushes, paint and canvas, or printmaking methods that I can best express this.
I work from my studio at home in Macclesfield and at Incubation Arts, Churchill Way Chambers, Macclesfield where I am continuing painting and printmaking along with facilitating art workshops.
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