WILD AT HEART STUDIO...
Here is my workplace….a timber cabin set in a wild garden where I live in rural Lincolnshire.
This is where I create my paintings. They are everywhere in this timber cabin, from tiny oil studies on paper, abstract acrylic landscapes on paper and larger canvases hanging on the walls.
I began making my art twenty years ago. A visit to a painting exhibition had inspired me. I wanted to see what I could do myself but it was many years since my very brief encounter with art school.
A long journey lay ahead so I taught myself daily to find what I wanted to say in my work.
Initially my paintings were based on reality, making landscapes and coastal studies. At first I used watercolour, then acrylic and finally I fell in love with oil paint. As the years went by my work became looser; bold and expressive paintings emerged and I got excited by the spontaneity and freedom that abstraction offered when making my marks.
For several years I worked exclusively in oils but I have included Acrylic painting again in my small artwork. Some of my paintings are abstracted land/seascapes on paper and small panels. Others are purely spontaneous abstract with a mix of geometry and organic shapes and lines.
I am a member of the Lincolnshire Artists' Society and the Nadin Group, exhibiting my paintings in the group shows. I have received four awards for my work and I currently serve on the Committee of the Lincolnshire Artists' Society.