The View Beneath My Feet

Posted by on Aug 26, 2016 in Influences, Process, Works on paper

Spent a family walk in the country (chosen for its breathtaking views) photographing the ground.  Exasperating for co-walkers, but who can possibly resist these patterns and textures?  

In Black and White

Posted by on Oct 6, 2014 in Fauvism, Influences, Process, Tools

From the studio – another note on process: Recently I have been taking both coloured and black and white snapshots of works in progress and looking at them together. This is proving to be a useful tool in my work process. It came about as a result of looking through an old book on Fauvism and discovering that many […]

In the Papers

Posted by on May 19, 2014 in Exhibitions, Influences

It’s been a weekend of paper:  On Friday the Matisse cut outs exhibition ; on Saturday viewing a recording of Amanda Vickery’s The Story of Women and Art  , wherein I was intrigued to hear of the Renaissance papercut artist Joanna Koerten; Sunday a battle of my own on some large, still life compositions which are […]

Monumental Art

Posted by on Jun 22, 2013 in Influences

I have long been intrigued by the notion that art doesn’t have to be large in scale to be monumental in feel and that  small-scale objects or pictures can pack a hefty punch. Never to be forgotten was a small, compelling painting which I saw at the BP Portrait Award 2011.  It was Tomas Georgeson’s […]

Artistic Influences

Posted by on Jun 10, 2013 in Influences

The work of many different artists is inspirational at particular times, depending on what aspects of process, technique or subject I’m grappling with at the time. Here are a few recent favourites:  W. Barnes-Graham, William Scott, Egon Schiele,  Magritte, Howard Hodgkin, Juan Gris,  Morandi, Richard Diebenkorn, Peter Kinsey, Patrick Caulfield, David Hockney, Titian, Carravaggio, Luis […]