'Lark Song' oil on board NEW WORK - showing at the
Members & Associates Exhibition at the RBSA Gallery
17 November - 07 January
'Whatever the subject matter, be it landscape or still life – whether painting in oils or working on paper with gouache and pastel – my work is driven by a love of nature, of the seasons, the weather, the patterns in landscape, the atmosphere and the light.
The very process of oils, or of gouache and pastel, enables me to build my paintings up in considered layers – I start with an idea, but the process sometimes leads me elsewhere. I work less and less from the subject, more frequently from photos, memories, drawings, videos – I find that working this way gives me the freedom to interpret the subject from a distance, not just compositionally but in terms of atmosphere and feeling. My work appears representational but it is always a mix of the literal and the imagination'.
Elected a Member of the Royal Society of Birmingham Artists (RBSA) in 2015, I have exhibited at many galleries including The Royal Society of British Artists, Mall Galleries, London 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 (A & K Wilson Gallery Award 2011) 1999 and preselected 2022, 2017; The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Open and Prize Exhibitions (Highly Commended 2017/2012/2010); The Royal Institute of Painters in Oils; The Bankside Gallery, London; The Gallery Cork Street, London; The Gallery Upstairs, Henley in Arden; John Noott Gallery, Broadway.
I live and work in Warwickshire.
I am very pleased and delighted to be represented by Caroline Gillatt at her lovely new gallery in Hebden Bridge West Yorkshire: