Blue Ocean Rift - silver
100 cm x 100 cm x 4 cm deep.
Mixed media and acrylic with metallic leaf on a deep canvas. (around 50 layers, please watch the video).
Originally trained as a Fashion Designer, my career has spanned many aspects of art and design; from commercial fashion to painting, ceramics, plastercasting, Caribbean carnival costume design and illustration.
My paintings, mostly in acrylics come from what I see around me in this gorgeous part of the world. The Isle of Wight is surrounded by constantly changing seas and stunning, wildly varied landscape. This provides me with plenty of inspiration for my work; sometimes figurative, sometimes semi-abstract.
I love colour and as a result of my design background, enjoy painting with combinations that are perfectly balanced, whether calming or vibrant.
I have taught art and design for nearly thirty years and run regular weekday classes, Saturday “one-off” workshops and longer summer school sessions as well as art retreats in Andalucia, Spain.
My working days are spent either painting or teaching in my light-filled and quirky studio; a converted 80’s mobile home set in rural West Wight.