Various paintings in acrylic, charcoal and pastel.
Early in 2018 I was made redundant from a role I had kind of fallen into. In reflecting where I wanted to go next it became clear that all I really wanted to do was paint. It is something I have always done whether it be painting, drawing or just being generally creative. I am a member of the Middleton Art Group which exhibits several times a year. I take inspiration from my environment living very close to the sea where I spend lots of time walking, swimming and playing on the beach. My art studio ('the art room') is full of organic bits found. The other great inspiration in my life is my family. They are now hardened to me drawing them while they veg on the sofa and are probably my harshest critics. Working predominately in pastels and acrylics I enjoy the immediacy of the medium and the vibrant colours.