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A formative highlight of my 1970s teenage years was time spent painting with peers at school. Until taking a studio in 2018 I had only sketched or painted occasionally and briefly, for instance when inspired by the colours and light of the changing seasons, a viewed exhibition, a family holiday, or a daughter’s art project.
A residential course during the Autumn of 2010 with West Country landscape painter Ray Balkwill reminded me of the struggle and the satisfaction of this craft.
My style is probably best described as expressionist, and formative influences include Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven, Monet, Sisley, van Gogh and Bonnard.
I paint in oils on canvas or wood; mainly landscapes from photographs on site local to home – Wimbledon Common, Putney Heath and Richmond Park being favourite haunts – or from travels in Devon, Sussex, the West of Ireland, the Mediterranean, New England, New South Wales and Victoria Australia, and Aotearoa/New Zealand.