I believe in channelling my creative urges in order to produce unique artwork. My inspiration for my work is the miracle of life, born out of a combination of my emotions and life experiences.
After living in Western Australia for 15 years, I greatly admire the art of local aboriginal artists who produce amazing glimpses into the history and culture of Australia. Their use of colour and the thought put into their designs is wonderful to see.
On returning to the UK in 2019, I made the decision to open Gallery 68 and move into premises at 50 Pylewell Road, Hythe, Southampton, where you can view all my original works and most of my prints, more prints are available here.
A little more about my life as an artist, my true appreciation of art didn't start until I was in my 30's and it took me to 40 before my first attempt at painting. I quickly discovered my passion and have been painting for over 12 years now. I don't have any formal training, I just paint what I think and feel at the time and am constantly learning new techniques and applications.
I love to create texture in my paintings, I use either texture gel or just lots of paint! I feel it gives the work much more depth, feeling and brings it to life. I utilise metallic paints and mica powders to create my own colours and mix and match where I can.
There are many artists works that I enjoy and appreciate, but I have a great admiration for Jackson Pollock and find his pieces to be both mind boggling and inspirational.
Following a car accident in 2018, I was unable to paint and suffered with PTSD, my aim is to overcome my own PTSD and help other sufferers through creative art and design. If you have a loved one who suffers from PTSD, please take the time to read the article Helping Someone with PTSD from www.ptsduk.org PTSDUK's mission is to provide support and information for anyone experiencing PTSD. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding of the condition and treatments available.
Thank you for taking the time to check out my work.
Below are the different parts of the globe where my originals and prints are now hanging. Only the rest of the world to go!