Based in Carlisle, Cumbria, I have a background in graphic design which influences and informs the composition of my paintings. Art is a tool for me to capture the beauty of the world around us in my own vision, breathing new life into traditional subjects such as landscapes and the natural world by incorporating contemporary tools and techniques along with the use of vibrant colour palettes and bold mark making.
I have been inspired by the street art I have seen when traveling; bringing that feeling of freedom and spontaneity into my artwork by using spray paint, pallet knives and paint rollers. My whole painting process often occurs on one canvas or wooden panel, from initial sketches and colour study through to the final piece, layer upon layer. Spray paint, acrylic paint and oil pastel are my most used mediums, they are very free and liberating, allowing me to mould and sculpt the composition of the piece as I work. Although some of my paintings are relatively abstract they are always influenced by places, photographs and people, bringing a reality to the piece that the viewer can connect with.
If you would like any more information on my artwork and processes, please do not hesitate to contact me.