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About my paintings

There are so many wonderful subjects to work with and I love experimenting
with the richness and sensuality of oils in particular.  Each new subject
seems to bring its own inspiration when it comes to style, technique
and colour and I love the challenge of bringing something new to my work,
not for newness' sake, but in the journey to investigate what might resonate
with the subject. Sometimes simplicity and pure colourseems sufficient
in itself and at other times the pattern of light, shad or solid calls out
for attention and even the size or shape of canvas will affect the choice.

I have always painted  and have sold via Artweeks and galleries for many years.  I love painting Oxford itself in watercolours and pen and ink working in situ to capture the light and atmosphere.   I was delighted to have the chance to illustrate a poetry/guide book on Oxford in 2013 and have also done paintings for a similar book on London for 2014. 

The oils are mostly painted in my studio, with constant excitement over new themes each year for Oxfordshire Artweeks.  The last few themes were inspired by the sense of the warmth and beauty of the Mani area of the Peloponnese in Greece, often seen from the shady interior of a local house full of character and later I have revelled in an exploration of Port Meadow in all its many seasons and moods. For Artweeks 2023 I brought the colour and magic of a recent trip to Rajasthan to life in a completely new journey with acrylics, discovering that using many layers could begin to describe the richness and excitement of the life and vitality that I found there.

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