Prompted by a move from East Anglia to Wiltshire and having time to spare, I have recently returned to art having done little since my school days. However, I was closely involved with the arts as Assistant Curator at Gainsborough's House in Suffolk.
I have recently been accepted as a Member of Marlborough Artists
I love the discipline of portraiture, the freedom of large scale acrylics and mixed media and the softness of watercolours.
Last summer I spent a week on the North Devon coast with its extraordinary cliff formations and beautiful wildflowers. At home I have Hackpen Hill on the Ridgeway in all its moods and time spent in North Oxfordshire and Scotland with my family to inspire me.
feel that the following (and other) quotes from Cezanne express my
attitude to art:
"It's so fine and yet so terrible to stand in front of a blank canvas"
"To paint is not to copy the object slavishly; it is to grasp a harmony among many relationships"
I am happy to take commissions for portraits of dogs, cats and other pets.