Life enhancing art to
brighten your day!
Creativity is so much more
than play - it offers, validation, fulfillment, purpose, happiness!
...I don’t know about you, but I like to surround myself with things that brighten my day and there’s no better way to do this this than in my own studio, a place which is completely my own and where I’m in charge of the life enhancing stuff!
Uplifting originals to envigorate your surroundings!
I'm often aware that I take in the world in an alternative way. I am naturally observant and absorb the way things are organically, rather than being a store of factual information.
I frequently notice things around me that other people may miss, visually analysing my surroundings and being sensitive to subtexts in social interactions - this informs my creative references. I like to seek out a steady input of visual stimulation or something practical to engage with, which may make me restless in a prescribed environment but very productive in the studio!
Sometimes I choose to create sketches and preparatory work, but more often I simply allow the images in my recollection to ooze out and influence my painting directly as I create. Some people derive validation from external sources, but for me, what I can create from my inner world offers me endless fulfilment.
As it often does, it began as a child. I have always been creatively inclined and holding a paintbrush in my hand is natural to me. I followed a traditional path through art education - A Level, Foundation and Degree - before directly venturing into the unchartered world of "being" an artist and self employment.
I can't quite say I've done it all, but I've had a lot of interesting times trying out a lot of artistic exploits!
Today I have the luxury of my own space at home and the freedom to do exactly as I please and among other things, what I please to do is paint.
The picturesque Shropshire and Staffordshire countryside borders my home and it’s essence - it's lushness, fluctuating atmosphere and agricultural anatomy naturally distill into my expressive paintings.