My work can be losely described as atmospheric, developing my work in response to nature whilst striving to portray the effects of the particular light and conditions of the area, directed by combining aesthetic influences of Late Romanticism, Impressionism & Neo-Romanticism with abstract qualities of surrealism, lyrical poeticism and speculative realism; capturing just the essence of atmospheric light and topographical forms. I am particularly concerned with the specific historical aspects of ancient ruins, local folklore, myths and legends whilst investigating the concept of seclusion, abandonment and regression. Taking the viewer on a visual journey through secret and secluded places past and present; sensual perception is particularly important aspect as it elicits direct emotions triggering pre-conceptual and physical modes of perception enabling the viewer to have a more immediate and intense experience.
‘Sandholes across the Bay’, one of the three old derrick cranes around Portland Bill, this one sits above the ‘cave holes’ on the south eastern coast of the Bill. Oil on stretched canvas 18 x 14 in. Unframed but strung ready to hang.
Sandholes Portland, oil on stretched canvas, 9 x 12 in. Unframed but strung ready to hang. Unframed but strung ready to hang. One of Portland’s many derrick cranes, seen by walking eastwards from the Bill along Portland’s southerly east coast.
The Fleet Visitor Centre at Twilight, oil on canvas board, 12 x 16 in. Framed in composite wood effect frame. The Fleet visitor centre from the Chesil side of the bridge over the Fleet looking towards Portland harbour Weymouth Dorset as dusk approaches.
View of Monkton Park from Maiden Castle nr Dorchester. Watercolour on 200 lb Saunders Waterford, 1/2 Imperial, (15″ x 22″) mounted on Bottle green mount. Framed in natural Hardwood frame under glass 61 x 86 cm.