Autumn Days” Oil painting on canvas

 “What are your biggest artistic influences?”

My biggest artistic influence is the landscapes and seascapes all around where I live. I find peace and happiness whilst out in the local environment, woodlands, the coast and up on the moors. I love creating expressive atmospheric paintings that portray my love of the landscape with oil on canvas.

“Sea and Surf” Oil on canvas

“With reference to your painting ’Sea and Surf’ can you detail how you know a painting  is complete?” 
It is sometimes a challenge knowing when a painting is finished. If I’m not sure I’ll leave it for a couple of days and come back to it with fresh eyes. Also taking a photo of the painting is also a helpful tool. If the photo looks good then you know your painting is finished or nearly finished. 

Pink Sky” Oil on canvas.

“What is it that you would like viewers to take from your work?”
I would like viewers of my work to see something in the painting that reminds them of happy times or a special memory or holiday. Each viewer could see something different and that’s what I love about painting the the way that I do. 

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