I am an artist who likes to paint many different subjects but whatever it is that I am painting, the real inspiration for me, whether it be landscape, animal or abstract, is colour and texture. Hence, everything for me becomes an abstract of sorts and pure abstraction is certainly a form of painting that I am increasingly drawn to.
My method of painting, be it in mixed media or oil involves applying many layers of paint or collage, some of which may peep through in the final image to give an interesting and intriguing texture to the work and some may disappear almost completely but remain integral to the history of the work.
I live in West Yorkshire and have had work in many galleries and open exhibitions in the north of England. I love to travel and some of those travels are reflected in my work but when it comes to landscapes I am mostly drawn to capture the Pennine moors, some of which are very close to home. Sketching and photography also form part of my practice and contribute significantly to my art.
Galleries exhibited in:
Harrison Lord Gallery, Brighouse
Millyard Gallery, Uppermill
Lupton Square Gallery, Honley
Masham Gallery, Masham
Hope Gallery, Batley
Globe Arts, Slaithwaite
Ferens Art Gallery, Hull
Spirals Gallery, Hebden Bridge
Cupola Gallery, Sheffield
Open Exhibitions and Art Awards:
Ferens Gallery Open, Hull
West Lancashire Open
North Yorkshire Moors Art Award exhibition