As I live and work in the coastal town of Hastings, East Sussex, UK my paintings often reference the sea and I am inspired by daily walks along the coast. I tend not to draw Plein Air (outside) but I like to memorise and document my walks through photographs.
A few of the paintings I have been working on over the past 2 months, such as 'Tales From The Sea' and 'Secret World' have more of a narrative to them than past work and I have been enjoying the challenge of working in a different way. I also feel that glimpses of my history as a wallpaper and textile designer can be seen in some of my paintings such as 'Moving On' and 'The Exciting Route'. There are 11 paintings in this collection ranging in size from 20cm x 20cm to 75cm x 75cm.
I am lucky to live by the sea on the south coast of the UK and this influences most of the paintings that I make. I am interested in the tipping point between literal and abstract and my work walks the line between both. This collection includes 13 paintings ranging from 20cm x 20cm to 1m x 1m in size.