I started painting in watercolour, as many do, and it remains a medium to explore and develop for me.
In my waterclours I enjoy trying to capture the sharper lines and shapes of buildings and other “edgy” features against the softer tones and shapes of the natural landscape.
I like the combination of sharp and loose treatment, and generally stick with a softer more natural palette, although my more recent interest in oils has widened my colour use significantly.
I enjoy all form of landscape, the hills and fells and townscapes.
I especially enjoy the sea and ships, and mines and industrial sites. View my industrial and marine portfolio
A recent foray into animal paintings has also been interesting..
Oils and Acrylics
Painting in oils and acrylics is relatively new to me. It was a real treat to be taught by top tutors in my short time at the Slade, especially in the techniques of colour mixing and colour use.
I have become a fan of the palette knife. I really enjoy the texture and effects that it can give with brush for the softer areas.
The rapid nature of acrylics has some great effects and up to date acrylic paints really good.
“en plein air” I would always choose oils.