The Artist/Artist Statement

Specialising in, but not restricted to landscapes. I use spray paint, acrylic, oil pastel and gouache. I have various influences ranging from Van Gogh and Turner to contemporary street art. The main themes in my art are the exploration of how paint and colour can create and capture the atmosphere of a place. Incorporating contemporary tools and techniques along with the use of varied colour palettes and bold mark making, never trying to capture an exact representation, but an impression. The size of my paintings varies from 6"x 6" panels to 5.5 x 3.5 m external walls (See street art section of my website) 

I enjoy bringing a feeling of freedom and spontaneity into my artwork by using spray paint, pallet knives and paint rollers. This allows me to mould and sculpt the composition of the piece as I work. My background in graphic design influences my composition choices, but it is the pure joy of paint and colour that drives my process. 

Working in a museum and art gallery, I am constantly exposed to new artists and inspiration. Recent exhibitions have included Cumbrian artist Percy Kelly and American artist Alex Katz.

If you would like any more information about my artwork, please do not hesitate to contact me. Links to my Facebook and Instagram pages can be found on my homepage and there is also a contact form available.

Aira Force mural in Carlisle, Cumbria. Working with Landmark Street Art and Artwork Bar.

In the studio