Living in, and constantly inspired by Cumbria. The main theme running through my work is the exploration of paint and colour to capture the atmosphere of a place and time.
I tend to work fast and my favourite mediums include spray paint, acrylic, oil pastel and gouache. Incorporating contemporary tools and techniques together with bold mark making and a varied colour palette, I work in a variety of sizes. My focus is on capturing a contemporary impression and not an exact representation. My background in graphic design influences my composition choices, but it is the pure joy of painting that drives my process.
Recent work has included my first piece of public street art, a 5.5m x 3m mural of Aira Force on Devonshire street in Carlisle (Street Art) You can get an idea of how I work in the studio, by visiting the 'process video' section of the website here: Process videos
Artistic influences range from Van Gogh and Turner to contemporary street art. Working in a museum & art gallery, I am constantly exposed to new work. Recent exhibitions have included Cumbrian artist Percy kelly, New York artist Alex, Rembrandt and Turner.
If you would like any more information about my work, or to discuss a commission, please get in touch. Links to my Facebook and Instagram pages can be found on the 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