I specialise in painting contemporary, vibrant, richly coloured canvasses portraying the dramatic impact of form, colour, texture and scale in nature.
The ‘Flower’ series of paintings features large close-up images on dark backgrounds which capture the energy and strength of the subject. I am particularly attracted to the deep red of the amaryllis and the white of the lily. I photograph the flower and paint from that reference, portraying the stillness of the subject. The backgrounds are more a void than a setting for the image. All the energy and power come from within the subject itself, almost as if it is self-illuminating and that no matter where the image is placed the same light and energy would radiate.
The subject matter of my architectural paintings includes Witley Court in Worcestershire and Houghton House in Bedfordshire. These paintings feature the powerful contrast of a dark backdrop with the lighter, more distant image viewed through archways and windows, which almost becomes a painting within a painting.
All paintings are acrylic on canvas and range in price from around £200 to £1,200.