I am a Marcher artist, working in rural Herefordshire, on the border with Wales and Shropshire; it is a landscape of history and legend, full of wild flowers, native trees and sheep. The shapes of the land, trees and sky are a constant influence. I prefer using natural materials, including watercolour, van Dyck crystals (burnt walnut husk), earth pigments, graphite, charcoal, beeswax and seasalt, and ethically sourced and recycled papers, although the versatility and clarity of acrylics is quite seductive at times, and I enjoy collage and cut paper.
Without formal training, I paint through determination, hard work, trial and error.
As a self-taught artist, it has taken many years to build up a sufficient level of both skill and confidence, but I fulfilled a childhood dream several years ago when I was invited to hold a solo show, Wayfaring, at the Radnorshire Museum in Llandrindod Wells.
Past highlights include 'Treescapes'. a six man show at Pontypool Museum opened by the photographer Archie Miles, and several of the St Michael's Discoed Lent shows, curated by artist Charles MacCarthy.
I have been a regular participant at the PalaceArt Fest in the Bishop's Palace, Hereford, Art@The Granary at Lingen, with the Artistic Director of Opera Project, Richard Studer. As a prolific artist, I can provide a full, cohesive solo art show at a moment's notice, but I do prefer to be invited with a little more time.