Painter .Landscape ,sea and Sky , Abstract Seascapes
Medium : Oil on canvas
I am an abstract seascape painter inspired by nature and music . I always listen to music when I am painting and feel that this has a strong influence on the finished work .I paint from memory rather than life and think of a particular place or moment as a starting point .I think that the music I listen to whilst painting influences the process and the end result .
I ‘ve chosen song lyrics from Joni Mitchell,Neil Young,Crosby Stills & Nash,Van Morrison,The Beatles,The Rolling Stones,The Kinks,Pink Floyd,and David Bowie amongst others to title my paintings.I feel a snippet of a song lyric as a title gives the painting extra depth.Lyrics often jump out at me when I’m painting and seem to fit the artwork perfectly.!
Many of my paintings are inspired by light on water. I have always loved the sea and my childhood holidays were spent in a caravan in Wales,where we spent a lot of time on beautiful windswept beaches looking at the ocean and sheltering from the British Summer. I went to college in Brighton to do my BA in Fine Art ,where my love of the sea grew and I now spend as much free time as I can contemplating the coast . The Welsh coastline is still very special to me ,as is Cornwall,which is now one of my favorite places in the whole world to visit and watch the light change on the sea. Many of my paintings are inspired by Prussia Cove in the wild west of Cornwall,a place I return to year after year